On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1943

Historical Events

Siege of Leningrad

Soviets announce they have broken the long siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany by opening a narrow land corridor, though the siege would not be fully lifted until a year later

  • US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Foster, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis, 1973-89; Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Kay Granger, American politician, born in Greenville, Texas
1943 Highlights

About January 18, 1943

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

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