1943 in History – What happened in year 1943

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1943 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1943.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1943 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
14 januaryWinston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, and Henri Giraud ) met in Casablanca to plan the Allied European strategy for the next phase of World War II.
15 januaryThe highest-capacity office building in the world, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense known as the Pentagon, was dedicated.
18 januaryWorld War II: As part of Operation Iskra, the Soviet Red Army broke the Siege of Leningrad, opening a narrow land corridor to the city.
29 januaryWorld War II-The Battle of Rennell Island, the last major naval engagement between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign, began.
02 februaryWorld War II-The Soviet Red Army captured 91,000 tired and starving German soldiers, ending the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
07 februaryWorld War II-Japan successfully withdrew its troops from Guadalcanal.
09 februaryWorld War II-Allied forces declared Guadalcanal secure, ended the Guadalcanal Campaign as a significant strategic victory for Allied Forces fighting Japan in the Pacific War.
14 februaryWorld War II: General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim's Fifth Panzer Army launched a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
16 februarySecond World War-Norwegian commandos trained by the British Special Operations Executive destroyed a factory to prevent the German nuclear energy project from acquiring heavy water.
18 februaryJoseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, delivered theSportpalast speech to motivate the German people when the tide of WorldWar II was turning against Germany.
20 februaryA fissure opened in a cornfield in the Mexican state of Michoacán and turned into the cinder cone volcano Parícutin , growing 424 m (1,391 ft) in eight years.
20 februaryThe Saturday Evening Post published the first of NormanRockwell's Four Freedoms, some of the most widely distributed painting sever produced, in support of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's 'Four Freedoms'.
03 marchSecond World War-During a German aerial attack on London, 173people were killed in a stampede while trying to enter Bethnal Greentube station, which was being used as an air raid shelter.
05 marchThe Gloster Meteor, the first operational jetfighter for the Allied Powers, had its first flight.
13 marchThe Holocaust: Nazi German troops began liquidating the Jewish Ghetto in Kraków, Poland, sending about 8, 000 Jews deemed able to work to the Plaszow labor camp, with the rest either killed or sent to Auschwitz.
15 marchWorld War II-German forces recaptured Kharkov after four daysof house-to-house fighting against Soviet troops, ending the month-longThird Battle of Kharkov.
19 marchBerlin was declared as Judenrein on May 19, 1943 following the Holocaust, a genocide in which millions of Jews were killed by Nazi regime and its collaboration during World War II.
21 marchSecond World War-Wehrmacht officer Rudolf Christoph von Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by suicide bombing, but had to abort the plan at the last minute.
22 marchWorld War II-The entire population of the village of Khatyn Belarus was burnt alive by Nazi German forces, with participation from their Ukrainian and Belarusian collaborators.
13 aprilThe neoclassical Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., was formally dedicated on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
13 aprilWorld War II-German news announced the discovery of a mass grave of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile and the USSR.
19 aprilThe Holocaust Nazi troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to round up the remaining Jews, sparking the first mass uprising in Poland against the German occupation.
30 aprilSecond World War: The Royal Navy submarine HMS Seraph began Operation Mincemeat to deceive Germany about the upcoming invasion of Sicily.
14 maySecond World War: Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was attacked and sunk by a Japanese submarine off the coast of Queensland, killing 268 people aboard.
16 mayRoyal Air Force Dambusters embarked on a raid to deploy bouncing bombs on German dams in Operation Chastise during the Second World War.
19 mayBerlin was declared as Judenrein on May 19, 1943 following the Holocaust, a genocide in which millions of Jews were killed by Nazi regime and its collaboration during World War II.
01 juneEight German Junkers Ju 88s shot down British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 over the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Spain and France, killing actor Leslie Howard and several other notable passengers.
03 juneOff-duty US sailors fought with Mexican American youths in LosAngeles, spawning the Zoot Suit Riots.
20 juneRioting between blacks and whites began on Belle Isle, Detroit,Michigan, and continued for three days.
01 julyTokyo City was dissolved, with its territory divided into thespecial wards of the newly created Tokyo Metropolis.


Famous birthdays in the year 1943:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberJerry Martini / Saxophonist / United States of America
02 March Peter Straub / Poet / United States of America
02 SeptemberJoe Simon / Writer / United States of America
07 OctoberJosé Cardenal / Baseball Player / Cuba
07 DecemberBernard C. Parks / Politician / United States of America
07 AugustMohammed Badie / Religious Leader / Egypt
09 DecemberJoanna Trollope / Author / United Kingdom
12 NovemberBjörn Waldegård / Race Car Driver / Sweden
12 DecemberDickey Betts / Writer / United States of America
13 AprilBilly Kidd / Skier / United States of America
16 SeptemberWang Houjun / Footballer / China
16 AprilJohn Watkins / Cricketer / Australia
19 SeptemberAndré Boudrias / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
21 AugustJonathan Schell / Author / United States of America
24 NovemberRichard Tee / Writer / United States of America
25 AugustPeque Gallaga / Actor / Philippines
26 JulyPeter Hyams / Writer / United States of America
28 JulyMike Bloomfield / Writer / United States of America
28 JuneDonald Johanson / Academic / United States of America
30 AugustTal Brody / Basketball Player / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1943:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 NovemberAnil Kakodkar / Scientist / India
24 January Subhash Ghai / Producer / India
12 AprilSumitra Mahajan / Politician / India
21 JanuaryPratibha Roy / Author / India
03 JanuaryNirmal Chander Vij / Soldier / India
31 OctoberUmman Chandi / Politician / India
15 MarchSahib Singh Verma / Politician / India
27 FebruaryB. S. Yeddyurappa / Politician / India
08 AprilGiridhar Gamang / Politician / India
24 NovemberMontek Singh Ahluwalia / Economist / India
06 JuneAsif Iqbal / Cricketer / India
23 AugustRita Faria / Doctor / India
01 JanuaryRaghunath Anant Mashelkar / Scientist / India
17 JulyNirmal Jit Singh Sekhon / Soldier / India
03 MayPrasanta Pattanaik / Academic / India
23 SeptemberTanuja / Actress / India
30 JuneSaeed Akhtar Mirza / Writer / India
12 AprilSumitra Mahajan / Politician / India
10 AugustShafqat Rana / Cricketer / India
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