On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • British 8th army marches into Tripoli
  • Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

Music History

Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

  • Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Gibb, Scottish fashion designer, born in New Pitsligo, Scotland (d. 1988)
  • Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in Anderson, Indiana
  • Gil Gerard, American actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jimmy Castor, American pop & funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
1943 Highlights

About January 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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