On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
  • Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer, American chess player (world champion (1972-75), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Charles Gibson, American television journalist (Good Morning America), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz