Tuesday 9 February 1943
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Pesci and Joseph Stiglitz.
Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
- Saint Ansbert of Rouen
- Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon
- Joe Pesci: American actor, brash and diminutive who started with character roles as a tough gangster, phasing into sympathetic comedy parts.
- Joseph Stiglitz: American economist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Squire Fridell in Oakland: California, USA; actor (Rosetti and Ryan).
- James King in New Orleans: Louisiana, USA; basketball player (Olympics-gold-1968).
- Joe Pesci in Newark: New Jersey, USA; actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas).
- Barbara Lewis: American vocalist ("Hello Stranger").
- Jonny Nilsson: Sweden -- 10K speed skater (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Ryland Davies: Tenor.
- Reydons: Wife of General , shot to death by resistance.
- FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
- Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic battle
- Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
- NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears
- German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp.
- US President Franklin Roosevelt orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry.
- World War II: Allied authorities declare Guadalcanal secure after Imperial Japan evacuates its remaining forces from the island, ending the Battle of Guadalcanal.
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