What Happened on February 6, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down

Radio Premiere

Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Famous Birthdays

  • Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American pop singer ("Turn Me Loose"; "Tiger"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Pelle Svensson, Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler (World C'ship gold 100kg 1970, 71; Olympic silver 97kg 1964), born in SollefteĆ„, Sweden (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
1943 Highlights

About February 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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