On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
  • British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia
  • Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard

Sports History

In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta

Famous Birthdays

  • Mario Molina, Mexican chemist, 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry (CFC's effect on the ozone layer), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Vicente Ripoll├ęs, Spanish composer, dies at 75
1943 Highlights

About March 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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