On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Goodman, American civil rights worker (murdered by the Klu Klux Klan), born in New York City (d. 1964)
  • Sue Nicholls, British actress (Audrey Roberts in Coronation Street), born in Darlaston, England

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
1943 Highlights

About November 23, 1943

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

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