On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician, born in Charlottetown, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Huyton, United Kingdom (d. 2019)
  • Kenneth Kelley, American singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist & singer (Drinking on My Bed), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • Robert Drewe, Australian author, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53