What Happened on February 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • James King, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)

Person of interestJoseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph Stiglitz
  • Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Squire Fridell, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance