On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • Max and Doug Bentley assist on brother Reg's only NHL goal in Chicago Blackhawks' 3-3 tie with the Rangers in NYC; only time in NHL history trio of family members score and assist on a scoring play

Famous Birthdays

  • HK Gruber, Austrian double bassist, conductor, and composer (Frankenstein!!), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Petras Bingelis, Lithuania conductor, founder and artistic director (Kaunas State Choir, 1969-2020), born in Mardasava, Lithuania (d. 2020)
  • Van Dyke Parks, American songwriter/producer/arranger (Song Cycle; Orange Crate Art), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), dies at 83
  • Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia, dies at 79 (b. 1863)
1943 Highlights

About January 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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