On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
  • William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces

Famous Birthdays

  • Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGeorge Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, African-American agricultural scientist (studied the peanut), dies at 81

Agricultural Scientist and Inventor George Washington Carver
Agricultural Scientist and Inventor
George Washington Carver

1943 Highlights

About January 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn