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 hibakusha (victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb), born in Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1955)
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

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

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor who developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, dies at 86

1943 Highlights

About January 7, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn