On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Lefebvre, American baseball manager (Seattle Mariners), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Leona Williams, American country music singer (Ladies Get the Blues), born in Vienna, Missouri
  • Richard Armstrong, British conductor, born in Leicester, England
  • Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, born in Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • George Washington Crile, American surgeon (conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock), dies at 78

Person of interestNikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla

1943 Highlights

About January 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn