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 (80 years old)

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

Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer, dies at 73
  • Lillien Jane Martin, American psychologist who founded the world's 1st gerontology clinic in San Francisco, dies at 91

About March 26, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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