Friday 1 January 1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Ron Perelman: American businessman and millionaire, one of the wealthiest men in America.
- Don Novello [Father Guido Sarducci] in Ashtabula: Ohio, USA; comedian (Saturday Night Live).
- Jerilyn Britz in Minneapolis: Minnesota, USA; LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open).
- Bud Hollowell: American baseball player and manager (d. 2014).
- Raghunath Mashelkar: Indian rheologist and engineer.
- Ronald Perelman: American businessman and philanthropist founded MacAndrews & Forbes
- Tony Knowles: American soldier and politician 7th Governor of Alaska
- Vladimir Šeks: Croatian lawyer and politician 16th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament
- Don Novello: American comedian, best known his character Father Guido Sarducci.
- Larry Clark: American director
- Raghunath Anant Mashelkar: Indian scientist
- Mary Ashley: American scholar and consultant for ABC television to provide research for 20/20 specials and a few papers on Napoleonic history. Ashley has a degree in history with an emphasis on Napoleonic and military history, plus three more years of additional studies on Napoleon.
- Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
- Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
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