On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1943

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ending the epic World War II battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • National League of Baseball seeks a buyer for the Philadelphia Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears

Historic Event

US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order setting a minimum 48-hour work week in a number of critical war industries

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci, American actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey

Actor Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
  • Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)

Joseph 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, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • World War II: Dutch fascist official Hermannus Reydon and his wife are shot by resistance members, his wife dies immediately and he dies six months later
1943 Highlights

About February 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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