On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 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