On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer