What Happened on March 18, 1943

Historical Events

  • British merchant vessel "Canadian Star" is torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic by German U-boat U-221, 34 die with 54 survivors [1]
  • Red Army evacuates Belgorod
  • Ships James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Netherlands) torpedoed and sinks
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Linde, American songwriter ("Burning Love"; "Goodbye Earl"), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), born in Queens, New York (d. 2020)
  • Nobuko Imai, Japanese classical solo and chamber violist, and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Toula Grivas, Greek actress
Born in 1943

About March 18, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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