On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1943

Historical Events

  • Lead, South Dakota, temperature is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood records -16°F

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2002)
  • Louis Cardiet, French soccer defender (6 caps; Paris SG), born in Quimperlé, France (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
1943 Highlights

About January 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius