On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1943

Historical Events

  • New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
  • Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
  • U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • Tim Souster, British composer, born in Bletchley, England (d. 1994)
  • Tony Blackburn, English radio DJ (Radio Caroline, BBC - 1st to broadcast), born in Guildford, England
1943 Highlights

About January 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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