On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Gail Goodrich, NBA star (Lakers, Suns)
  • Lee May "The Big Bopper", American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • Mohammad al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite cleric and leader who called for government reform, born in al-Kazimiya, Iraq (d. 1999) [1]
  • Nils-Aslak Valkeap√§√§, Finnish Sami writer (The Sun, My Father) and musician, born in Enonteki√∂, Finland (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
1943 Highlights

About March 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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