On This Day

What Happened on September 6, 1943

Historical Events

  • "Congressional Limited" train derails near Frankfort, Philadelphia, kills 79
  • Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Joe Hunt beats fellow American Jack Kramer 6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0 for his lone major title
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Pauline Betz successfully defends title; beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England

Person of interestRoger Waters

[George] Roger Waters, English rock bassist and vocalist (Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall"), born in Cambridge, England

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters

1943 Highlights

About September 6, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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