What Happened on January 1, 1943

Historical Events

  • 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • Chicago Black Hawks field first trio of brothers to play together in an NHL game; Max, Doug and Reggie Bentley appear for the Hawks in a 6-5 win over the New York Rangers at Chicago Stadium
  • German officer Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • Negro Baseball League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown; admitted to hospital for rest and treatment; released in time for pre-season training
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jerilyn Britz, American golfer (US Women's Open 1979), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jimmy Hart, American pro wrestling manager (WWF, WCW; Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase and Jim Neidhart), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Summers Rowan, American military officer who gave "a message to Garcia", dies at 5

About January 1, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn