Saturday 9 January 1943
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kenneth Kelley and Rob Hoeke.
Shadow of a Doubt, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Kenneth Kelley: US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live).
- Rob Hoeke: Dutch pianist / singer (Drinking on My Bed).
- Dick Yount: rocker (Harpers Bizarre).
- Freddie Starr: English comedian and singer.
- Kathryn Walker in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actress (Beacon Hill, Barbara - Another World).
- Raffaella Curiel: Italian fashion designer.
- Margaret House: American artist and poet; she died on April 28, 2003 after a four-year battle with ALS. She wrote hundreds of poems and, as a young woman, moved to New York where she established a reputation as an artist. In the 70s, after she moved back to Boston, MA, she organized communal housing and joined the macrobiotic movement. For the 17 years prior to her death, she worked as communications and field service coordinator for Boston University’s School of Education; she was a prolific writer and poet an
- Scott Walker: American lead guitarist, singer, keyboarder and composer, a member of the "Walker Brothers" musical group. The group’s hits included "My Ship Is Coming In," 1965, "The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore," 1966 and "No Regrets," 1976.
- Robert Drewe: Australian author and playwright
- Elmer MacFadyen: Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- Jerry Yester: American singer-songwriter pianist and producer (Modern Folk Quartet The Lovin' Spoonful and The New Christy Minstrels)
- Robin G Collingwood: English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at age 53.
- Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars.
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