Thursday 30 December 1943
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rolf Gehlhaar and Walden Welch.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching At Home.
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- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Rolf Gehlhaar: Composer.
- Walden Welch: Walden Welch was a California Astrologer and Psychic.
- Gösta Winbergh: Swedish tenor and actor (d. 2002).
- Hobart Bosworth: Actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76.
- Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pittsburgh for Babe Phelps and cash
- Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
- Subhash Chandra Bose sets up a pro-Japanese Indian government at Port Blair, India.
- Bengal Famine.
- The Colossus computer is invented by the British to break German encryption (see History of computing hardware).
- The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation begins in Basque Country in Spain.
- Arana Hall, Otago is founded in New Zealand.
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau co-invents, with Emile Gagnan, the first commercially successful open circuit type of scuba diving equipment, the Aqua-lung.ampquotYear by Year 1943ampquot – History Channel International
- Publication of Martin Noth's groundbreaking ''Uberlieferungsgeschischtliche Studien: Die sammelnden und bearbeitenden Geschichtswerke im Alten Testament'' Schriften der Konigsberger Gelehrten Gesellschaft: Geisteswissenschaftliche Klasse 18,2 (trans: ampquotWritings of the Konigsberger Scholarly Society:Spiritual Scientific Class No. 18.2ampquot): (Halle ampquotHalle an der Saaleampquot: M. Niemeyer, 1943)
- The Belzec extermination camp is closed and dismantled by the Nazis
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