What Happened on January 26, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (hit 7-for-7 in single game without making an out 1970, Detroit Tigers), born in Coro, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • Hans Rebele, German soccer striker (2 caps; 1860 Munich, FC Wacker Innsbruck), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2023)
  • Jean Knight [Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer ("Mr. Big Stuff"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kathryn Leigh Scott, American TV actress (Dark Shadows), born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota
  • Peter Kenton Winkler, American pianist, symphonic and theatrical composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sherian Grace Cadoria, US army brigadier general (first African-American to attain the rank), born in Marksville, Louisiana
  • Thom Bell, American session musician, arranger and Grammy Award-winning "Philadelphia soul" producer (Delfonics; Stylistics; The Spinners), born in Kingston, Jamaican (d. 2022)
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Harry H. Laughlin, American educator and eugenicist, dies at 62
  • Nikolai Vavilov, Soviet botanist and geneticist (identified the centers of origin of cultivated plants), dies at 55
1943 Highlights

About January 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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