On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1943

Historical Events

  • "Archie" comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
  • 42 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
  • Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJoe Namath

Joe Namath, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1969; Super Bowl MVP 1969; Pro Bowl 1972; NY Jets), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Namath
NFL Quarterback
Joe Namath
  • Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  • Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter ("Always On My Mind"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)
1943 Highlights

About May 31, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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