Saturday 16 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 Robert Gladstein and Ronnie Milsap.
Tarzan Triumphs, directed by William Thiele, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 January 1943 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Robert Gladstein: American ballet master since 1975 and choreographer of over 23 ballets.
- Ronnie Milsap: Country Singer.
- Gavin Bryars: English composer and double bassist.
- Brian Ferneyhough: English-American composer and academic.
- Franz Courtens: Flemish Painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88.
- 1st US air raid on Ambon
- Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
- First US air raid on Ambon.
- German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow.
- -60 degrees F (-51 degrees C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record).
- Iraq declares war on the Axis
- WWII: Soviet officials announce they have broken the Wehrmacht's siege of Leningrad.
- The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins.
- WWII: British forces capture Tripoli from the Italians.
- Duke Ellington plays at New York City's Carnegie Hall for the first time.
- Critic and commentator Alexander Woollcott suffers an eventually fatal heart attack during a regular broadcast of the CBS Radio roundtable program ampquotPeople's Platformampquot.
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