On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1943

Historical Events

  • Battle of Komandorski Islands, naval battle between American navy and Japanese Imperial forces in the Pacific Ocean, ends inconclusively
  • Elsie S. Ott is 1st woman to be awarded US Air Force Medal

Famous Birthdays

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward, American author and investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes), born in Geneva Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer, dies at 73
1943 Highlights

About March 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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