On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 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