On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1943

Historical Events

  • Dutch SS police chief Hans Albin Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
  • Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
  • Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • George Benson, American jazz and blues singer and guitarist (Breezin'), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Schwantner, American composer (Aftertones of Infinity), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Keith Relf, British blues-rock singer and harmonica player (The Yardbirds - "For Your Love"; Renaissance, 1969-71), born in Richmond, England (d. 1976)
1943 Highlights

About March 22, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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