Tuesday 16 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 James Beaton and Anthony Dowell in London.
Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- James Beaton: British GC.
- Anthony Dowell in London: England; ballet dancer (Royal Ballet).
- Brig Owens: American football player.
- Georgina Dufoix: French government employee, the Minister of Social Affairs, 1984-86.
- George Peden: George Peden is an emeritus professor of history at Stirling University, Scotland.
- Howard Riley: English pianist and composer
- Sign on Munich facade: Out with Hitler! Long live freedom! done by White Rose student group, caught on 2 / 18, beheaded on 2 / 22
- British Premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
- -32 degrees F (-36 degrees C), Falls Village, Connecticut, USA (state record).
- Withdrawing Africa Corps reaches Mareth line in North Africa.
- Red army conquers Kharkov.
- World War II: Red Army troops re-enter Kharkov.
- WWII: The Soviet Union reconquers Kharkov, but is later driven out in the Third Battle of Kharkov
- In a speech at the Berlin Sportpalast, German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels declare a ampquotTotal Warampquot against the Allies.
- The Nazis arrest the members of the White Rose movement.
- American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
- The Mexican volcano Parícutin is born in a farmer's cornfield.
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