On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1943

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler declares "Total War" against the Allies

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Conference meetingConference of Interest

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca, French Morocco for a conference of Allied forces in World War II

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Soviet offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court - "Bull"; House - "Big Ben"; Dungeonmaster), born in Pasadena, California
  • William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), born in Morganton, North Carolina (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist dies of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning at 53
1943 Highlights

About January 13, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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