On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1943

Historical Events

  • Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine

Famous Birthdays

  • (John) "Jack" Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"; "White Room"), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • Tania León, Cuban-born American composer (Drummin'), conductor, and educator, born in Havana, Cuba

Famous Deaths

  • Henri La Fontaine, Belgian international lawyer (Nobel 1913), dies at 89
1943 Highlights

About May 14, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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