What Happened on March 17, 1943

Historical Events

  • Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • F. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • Physician Willem J. Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, in the Netherlands
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Mitchell, American actor (Mark-Ironside), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Jim Weatherly, American pop and country songwriter ("Midnight Train To Georgia"), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • Tony Newman, English drummer (Sounds Incorporated, T.Rex), born in Southampton, England
Born in 1943

About March 17, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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