On This Day

What Happened on January 14, 1943

Historical Events

  • Montreal Canadiens' left wing Alex Smart becomes the first NHL rookie to score a hat trick in his first NHL game, a 5-1 win at home over the Chicago Black Hawks

Casablanca Conference

World War II: Casablanca Conference begins between Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and other Allied representatives

Historic Event

World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel overseas by airplane

  • World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, withdrawal of its troops from Guadalcanal

Famous Birthdays

  • Holland Taylor, American actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor (Bavarian RSO (2003-2019); Royal Concertgebouw (2004-2015), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2019)
  • Ronald Hunter, American actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Shannon Lucid, Chinese astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf Sandberger, German composer and musicologist, dies at 78
1943 Highlights

About January 14, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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