On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1943

Historical Events

  • 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight

Battle of InterestNazi General Friedrich Paulus Surrenders

Adolf Hitler promotes Friedrich Paulus, commander of the 6th Army, to Field Marshal in the hope that he will not surrender

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German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
German field marshal Friedrich Paulus, the highest-ranking German officer to surrender during World War II
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  • German assault on French in Tunisia
  • German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Davy Johnson, American baseball player and manager (NY Mets), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1928, 32), dies at 38
1943 Highlights

About January 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius