What Happened on February 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission

Sports History

Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts

1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Winfield, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania
  • Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • Larry Tamblyn, American rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Michael Mann, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois

Nolan Bushnell (80 years old)

American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis

About February 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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