On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1943

Historical Events


Soviet UnionSiege 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

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Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
Two young girls help assemble Soviet submachine guns during the Siege of Leningrad
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  • US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts

Famous Birthdays

  • Kay Granger, American politician, born in Greenville, Texas
1943 Highlights

About January 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn