Saturday 23 January 1943
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Tarzan Triumphs, directed by William Thiele, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Pierre Steinmetz: French politician, a member of the Constitutional Council of France since 2004.
- Bill Gibb: Scottish leading fashion designer.
- Gary Burton: American vibraphone player and composer.
- Özhan Canaydın: Turkish basketball player and businessman (d. 2010).
- Gil Gerard: American actor and producer.
- Gil Gerard in Little Rock: Arkansas, USA; actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century).
- William E: "Bill" Gibb; Scottish fashion designer.
- Larry Winters: Scottish murderer who is portrayed by actor Ian Glen in the film "Silent Scream." Winters was convicted in 1964 for the murder of a barman in London. He was given a life sentence plus an additional 15 years for an attempted murder while in prison and two further years for a prison riot. He died in 1977 of a drug OD.
- Alexander Woollcott: Critic, dies at 56 of a heart attack while on the radio.
- 66.34 cm (26.12), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
- British 8th army marches into Tripoli
- World War II: Australian and American forces finally defeat the Japanese army in Papua. This turning point in the Pacific War marks the beginning of the end of Japanese aggression.
- Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
- 66.34cm (26.12 inches) rain at Hoegees Camp, California (state precipitation record).
- Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured.
- American critic Alexander Woolcott suffers a heart attack during a radio show, and dies four hours later.
- Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in one period.
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