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

Joe 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

  • Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Wayne Carson, American 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? 79 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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