On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1943

Historical Events

  • Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)

Historic Event

Failed assassin attempt on Adolf Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

  • Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)

Historic Event

Nazis liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków; Oskar Schindler with advance information, saves his workers by keeping them in his factory overnight


Famous Birthdays

  • André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France

Famous Deaths

  • J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), dies of a stroke at 75
  • Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
1943 Highlights

About March 13, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces