On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

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