On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Coro, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • 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, brigadier general

Famous Deaths

  • Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • 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? 78 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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