What Happened on January 13, 1943

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Adolf Hitler declares "Total War" against the Allies

Conference of Interest

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

  • Soviet offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
1943 History

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)
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

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

About January 13, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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