On This Day

What Happened on February 4, 1943

Historical Events

  • Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Cheryl Miller, American actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Ken Thompson, American computer scientist

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
1943 Highlights

About February 4, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius