What Happened on November 23, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
  • British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operations
  • Philadelphia Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japanese
1943 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Goodman, American civil rights worker (murdered by the Klu Klux Klan), born in New York City (d. 1964)
  • Denis Sassou Nguesso, Congolese politician (President of the Republic of the Congo 1979-92, 1997-), born in Edou, Congo
  • Petar Skansi, Croatian basketball center (Olympic silver Yugoslavia 1968; Jugoplastika) and coach (Yugoslavia, Croatia, Jugoplastika, Benetton Treviso), born in Sumartin, Croatia (d. 2022)
  • Sue Nicholls, British actress (Audrey Roberts in Coronation Street), born in Darlaston, England
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Ernie Jones, Australian cricket fast bowler (19 Tests, 64 wickets; first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test), dies at 74

About November 23, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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