On This Day

What Happened on November 22, 1943

Historical Events

  • British RAF begins air bombing of Berlin, Germany
  • France officially recognises the independence of Lebanon, releasing the imprisoned Lebanese government
  • US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island in the South Pacific

Famous Birthdays

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

  • George "Buddy" Darden, American politician (US Representative for Georgia (D), 1983-95), born in Hancock County, Georgia
  • Mushtaq Mohammad, Pakistani cricket all-rounder (57 Tests @ 39.17; 10 x 100, 19 x 50, 79 wickets; brother of Hanif), born in Junagadh, India
  • Peter Adair, American documentary filmmaker (Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives), born in Los Angeles County, California (d. 1996)
  • Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian NHL ice hockey winger, 1963-79 (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Drummondville, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Lorenz Hart, American lyricist, usually to music of Richard Rodgers ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine"), dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48
  • Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57
1943 Highlights

About November 22, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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