On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 J. Molina, Mexican chemist and 1995 Nobel laureate (Antarctic ozone hole), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • Vern Schuppan, Australian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75