1943

People in 1943 lived under the shadow of Adolf Hitler and Goering’s advancing Luftwaffe. World War Two reached its fourth year of pitched battle on the European front.

1943

The babies born in this tumultuous time commonly had the name James or Mary. Some famous people born in 1943 include RL Stine, Bobby Fischer, John Kerry, Mick Jagger, Robert De Niro, and Christopher Walker. The world population sat at just over 2.4 billion.

Regardless of the wartime conflict, books and movies continued to be produced. The most popular novels at the time were A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Little Prince, and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. Three top movies of 1943 were For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heaven Can Wait, and Cabin in the Sky. The world of physics and the world of children’s books lost two greats with the deaths of Nikola Tesla and Beatrix Potter. Outside of the battlefield, plenty of historical items happened in 1943.

The year 1943 was a first for many things: the first woman in the Marine Corps, the first missing person telecast, the first jet fighter tested, the first use of refillable aerosol spray, and the first modern use of the word autism. In addition, Franklin Delano Roosevelt made history by being the first president to visit a foreign country in wartime after making a trip to Morocco. In this year, war leadership saw drastic changes as Roosevelt appointed Eisenhower to command the allied forces. While France recognized the independence of Lebanon and Italy surrendered to the allies, Hitler declared Berlin free of Jews. This year saw the Nazis acknowledge their first failure on the war front at the Battle of Stalingrad. Regardless of this substantial German loss, World War Two would continue for two additional years. Even if you’re tired of hearing about World War Two, all you fans of Rand’s objectivism and bug spray owe some thanks to 1943.

Discover how the world looked like in 1943

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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 16th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Casablanca

Casablanca

Casablanca

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Paul Lukas

Watch on the Rhine

Watch on the Rhine

Directed by: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Jennifer Jones

The Song of Bernadette

The Song of Bernadette

Directed by: Henry King

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Charles Coburn

The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Katina Paxinou

For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova

Country: United States of America

world population

Time Person of the Year

Who was the person of the year of 1943?


George Marshall
As United States Army Chief of Staff in 1943, General Marshall was instrumental in organizing US actions in World War II.
Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1943


Physics

  • Otto Stern

Chemistry

  • George de Hevesy

Physiology or Medicine

  • Henrik Dam
  • Edward Adelbert Doisy
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits of 1943?


Top #1 songs in the USA

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Prithvi Vallabh

Prithvi Vallabh

Directed by: Sohrab Modi

Starring: Sadiq Ali, Durga Khote, Leela Mishra, Sohrab Modi

Tansen

Tansen

Directed by: Jayant Desai

Starring: K.L. Saigal, Khurshid Begum, Mubarak, Nagendra

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Day of Wrath

Day of Wrath

Directed by: Carl Theodor Dreyer

Starring: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Country: United States of America

Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1943 in the USA ?

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1943?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1943 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 03 Jan 1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 04 Jan 1943 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, Joseph & His Brothers
  • 05 Jan 1943 Teams agrees to start season later due to WWII
  • 09 Jan 1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars.
  • 10 Jan 1943 Russian offensive against German 6th / 4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 11 Jan 1943 US and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China.
  • 12 Jan 1943 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
  • 13 Jan 1943 British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
  • 14 Jan 1943 FDR andWinston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WWII
  • 15 Jan 1943 World War II: The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins.
  • 16 Jan 1943 First US air raid on Ambon.
  • 17 Jan 1943 Tin Can Drive Day
  • 18 Jan 1943 US rations bread and metal
  • 19 Jan 1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • 20 Jan 1943 Temperature in Lead, South Dakota is 52 degrees F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood, South Dakota records -16 degrees F.
  • 21 Jan 1943 Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed British Admiral of the Fleet
  • 22 Jan 1943 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 23 Jan 1943 66.34 cm (26.12), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • 24 Jan 1943 Jewish patients / nurses / doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 27 Jan 1943 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • 28 Jan 1943 Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with five points in a game.
  • 29 Jan 1943 The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
  • 30 Jan 1943 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • 31 Jan 1943 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
  • 01 Feb 1943 German occupiers of Norway make Vidkun Quisling premier.
  • 02 Feb 1943 Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
  • 03 Feb 1943 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • 05 Feb 1943 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots German General Seyffardt.
  • 06 Feb 1943 RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated feature film Saludos Amigos to theaters in the USA. It includes the animated short films: Lake Titicaca (with Donald Duck), Pedro, El Gaucho Goofy (with Goofy), and Aquarela do Brasil (with Donald Duck).
  • 07 Feb 1943 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to three more pairs in 1942).
  • 09 Feb 1943 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
  • 10 Feb 1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau.
  • 11 Feb 1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 12 Feb 1943 General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa
  • 13 Feb 1943 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, General Eisenhower visits front
  • 14 Feb 1943 German offensive through de Faid pass in Tunisia.
  • 16 Feb 1943 Sign on Munich facade: Out with Hitler! Long live freedom! done by White Rose student group, caught on 2 / 18, beheaded on 2 / 22
  • 17 Feb 1943 General Major Bradley flies to Washington DC
  • 18 Feb 1943 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper Trouw
  • 19 Feb 1943 German tanks under Brigadier General Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass in Tunisia.
  • 20 Feb 1943 Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia.
  • 21 Feb 1943 German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte, Tunisia.
  • 22 Feb 1943 World War II: Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • 23 Feb 1943 General Major Bradley arrives in Dakar and Marrakesh
  • 24 Feb 1943 General Major Bradley flies to Algiers
  • 25 Feb 1943 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front.
  • 26 Feb 1943 German assault moves to Beja, North Tunisia.
  • 27 Feb 1943 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • 28 Feb 1943 63 U-boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
  • 01 Mar 1943 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • 02 Mar 1943 Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, US and Australia win over Japan.
  • 03 Mar 1943 US defeats Japan andwins Battle of Bismark Sea
  • 04 Mar 1943 Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek / Sobibor
  • 05 Mar 1943 Anti fascist strikes in Italy
  • 06 Mar 1943 Battle at Medenine, North-Africa; Rommel's assault attack.
  • 07 Mar 1943 General Major Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia
  • 08 Mar 1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico.
  • 09 Mar 1943 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
  • 10 Mar 1943 Banco Bradesco was founded by Amador Aguiar in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 11 Mar 1943 Nazi Militia forms in the Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 1943 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma.
  • 13 Mar 1943 Failed assassin attempt on Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight
  • 14 Mar 1943 World War II : The Krakow Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
  • 15 Mar 1943 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
  • 16 Mar 1943 Elin K (No) andZaanland (Neth) torpedoed andsinks
  • 17 Mar 1943 Aldemarin (Ned) and Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed and sinks
  • 18 Mar 1943 James Oglethorpe (US) and Terkolei (Neth), torpedoed and sinks
  • 19 Mar 1943 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed and sinks
  • 20 Mar 1943 German U-384 bombed and sinks
  • 21 Mar 1943 British 8th Army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia.
  • 22 Mar 1943 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
  • 23 Mar 1943 German counter-attack on US lines in Tunisia.
  • 25 Mar 1943 Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiere on radio
  • 26 Mar 1943 1st woman to receive air medal (US army nurse Elsie S Ott)
  • 27 Mar 1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio
  • 28 Mar 1943 In Italy a ship full of weapons and ammunition explodes in the port of Naples, killing 600.
  • 29 Mar 1943 Meat, butter and cheese rationed in US (784 gram/week, two kilogram for GI's).
  • 30 Mar 1943 British 1st Army recaptures Sejenane.
  • 31 Mar 1943 US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326.
  • 03 Apr 1943 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
  • 05 Apr 1943 Allies bomb Mortsel
  • 06 Apr 1943 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
  • 07 Apr 1943 British / US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
  • 08 Apr 1943 Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
  • 11 Apr 1943 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his first (single-rotor) craft.
  • 12 Apr 1943 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • 13 Apr 1943 Catholic University Nijegen closes
  • 14 Apr 1943 Generals Alexander, Dwight Eisenhower, Anderson, Bradley discuss assault on Tunis.
  • 15 Apr 1943 Metropolitan Life Insurance issues a US$225 million check to Chase bank.
  • 16 Apr 1943 40 New Zealand bombers attack Haarlem Netherlands (85 killed).
  • 17 Apr 1943 Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
  • 18 Apr 1943 World War II: Operation Vengeance, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down by U.S. fighters over Bougainville Island.
  • 19 Apr 1943 Jews attack Nazi occupation forces at Warsaw Ghetto
  • 20 Apr 1943 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • 21 Apr 1943 Worst Bombing of Aberdeen in WW2.
  • 22 Apr 1943 German counter-attack in North Tunisia.
  • 23 Apr 1943 British and US offensive directed at Tunis / Bizerta
  • 25 Apr 1943 Easter occurs on the latest possible date (last time 1886 next time 2038) in the Western Christian Church.
  • 27 Apr 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London, England.
  • 28 Apr 1943 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa.
  • 29 Apr 1943 US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia.
  • 30 Apr 1943 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms.
  • 01 May 1943 Rauter signs unofficial death sentence
  • 02 May 1943 German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia.
  • 03 May 1943 Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
  • 05 May 1943 Postmaster General Frank C Walker invents Postal Zone System.
  • 06 May 1943 British 1st Army opens assault on Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 07 May 1943 British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia
  • 08 May 1943 Adm Cunningham of British fleet: Sink, burn & destroy
  • 09 May 1943 5th German Panser army surrenders in Tunisia.
  • 11 May 1943 US 7th division lands on Attu, Aleutian, (first US territory recaptured).
  • 12 May 1943 Axis forces in North Africa surrender
  • 13 May 1943 German occupiers confiscate all radios
  • 14 May 1943 A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.
  • 15 May 1943 Halifax bombers sinks U-463
  • 16 May 1943 Jewish resistance in the Warsaw ghetto ends after 30 days of fighting
  • 17 May 1943 The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.
  • 18 May 1943 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 19 May 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill pledges England's full support to US against Japan.
  • 20 May 1943 French, British and US victory parade in Tunis, Tunisia.
  • 22 May 1943 Stalin disbands Komintern.
  • 23 May 1943 Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus
  • 24 May 1943 U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
  • 25 May 1943 Riot at Mobile Alabama shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers.
  • 26 May 1943 Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
  • 27 May 1943 US forbids racial discrimination in war industry.
  • 28 May 1943 British militia reaches Tito.
  • 29 May 1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
  • 30 May 1943 French general De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • 31 May 1943 "Archie" comic strip first broadcast on radio.
  • 01 Jun 1943 Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • 02 Jun 1943 German assault on Sebastopol Krim, begins
  • 03 Jun 1943 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration forms
  • 04 Jun 1943 Race riots in LA
  • 05 Jun 1943 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • 08 Jun 1943 WWII: Japanese battleship Mutsu was destroyed by an accidental magazine explosion in Hashirajima anchorage, killing 1,121.
  • 09 Jun 1943 Pay-as-you-go (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized
  • 10 Jun 1943 FDR signs withholding tax bill into law (this is W-2 Day!)
  • 11 Jun 1943 British invades Pantelleria (tiny island south of Sicily)
  • 12 Jun 1943 Himmler orders extermination of all Polish ghettos
  • 15 Jun 1943 Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms
  • 16 Jun 1943 Race riot in Beaumont Texas (two die).
  • 17 Jun 1943 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • 18 Jun 1943 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the Census Bureau
  • 19 Jun 1943 Shiek Of Arahy Spike Jones and City Slickers peaks at #19
  • 20 Jun 1943 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded
  • 21 Jun 1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit, Michigan; 30 dead.
  • 22 Jun 1943 WEB DuBois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
  • 23 Jun 1943 Dutch artsens protest against Nazis
  • 24 Jun 1943 Allies begin 10-day bombing on Hamburg
  • 25 Jun 1943 Crematory III at Birkenau is finished
  • 27 Jun 1943 Elly Dammers throws Dutch record spear (41, 43m)
  • 29 Jun 1943 Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe
  • 30 Jun 1943 Gen MacArthur begins Operation Cartwheel (island-hopping)
  • 01 Jul 1943 Pay-as-you-go - 1st withholding tax from paychecks
  • 02 Jul 1943 Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
  • 03 Jul 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-628
  • 05 Jul 1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
  • 06 Jul 1943 2nd day of battle at Kursk: 25,000 German killed
  • 07 Jul 1943 3rd day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Dubrova
  • 08 Jul 1943 4th day of battle at Kursk: General Model uses last tank reserve
  • 09 Jul 1943 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • 10 Jul 1943 US and Britain invade Sicily in WWII (Operation Husky)
  • 11 Jul 1943 Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armour division in Sicily
  • 12 Jul 1943 Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
  • 13 Jul 1943 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • 14 Jul 1943 In Joplin, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.
  • 17 Jul 1943 United Artists releases Disney's animated and live-action feature film Victory Through Air Power to theaters.
  • 18 Jul 1943 British assault on Catania Sicily
  • 19 Jul 1943 500 allied air forces raid Rome during WWII
  • 20 Jul 1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz (landing Gilbert Island)
  • 22 Jul 1943 US forces led by General George Patton liberate Palermo Sicily
  • 23 Jul 1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
  • 24 Jul 1943 RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
  • 25 Jul 1943 1st warship named for a Black person, SS Leonard Roy Harmon, launched
  • 26 Jul 1943 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record).
  • 27 Jul 1943 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
  • 28 Jul 1943 President Franklin Roosevelt announces end of coffee rationing in the US.
  • 29 Jul 1943 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
  • 30 Jul 1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
  • 31 Jul 1943 Transport nr 58 departs with French Jews to Nazi Germany
  • 01 Aug 1943 Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
  • 02 Aug 1943 Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka
  • 03 Aug 1943 Gen Patton slaps a US GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice
  • 04 Aug 1943 British Premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
  • 05 Aug 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Orel and Bjelgorod
  • 06 Aug 1943 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
  • 07 Aug 1943 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
  • 08 Aug 1943 Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • 10 Aug 1943 Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali
  • 11 Aug 1943 Red Army recaptures Tchukujev, at Kharkov
  • 12 Aug 1943 Alleged date of the first Philadelphia Experiment test on United States Navy ship USS Eldridge.
  • 13 Aug 1943 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
  • 14 Aug 1943 1st allied air raid on Borneo
  • 15 Aug 1943 Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
  • 16 Aug 1943 1st Long Tom bombs on Italian mainland (from Sicily)
  • 17 Aug 1943 Gen Patton enters Messina, completing conquest of Sicily by Allies
  • 18 Aug 1943 Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game, all with Giants
  • 19 Aug 1943 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen / Vlissingen
  • 21 Aug 1943 Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
  • 22 Aug 1943 Soviet troops free Karkov
  • 23 Aug 1943 Red army recaptures Charkow
  • 24 Aug 1943 Philadelphia Athletics drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
  • 25 Aug 1943 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
  • 26 Aug 1943 WWII: Lord Louis Mountbatten is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia.
  • 27 Aug 1943 Japanese forces evacuate New Georgia Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
  • 28 Aug 1943 Denmark, declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
  • 29 Aug 1943 Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany
  • 31 Aug 1943 1st battle of Essex / new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • 03 Sep 1943 British 8th army lands in South Italy (Messina)
  • 05 Sep 1943 57th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (63 57 63)
  • 06 Sep 1943 63rd US Mens Tennis: J R Hunt Seaman beats Jack Kramer (63 68 108 60)
  • 07 Sep 1943 987 Dutch Jewish transported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 08 Sep 1943 Gen Eisenhower announce unconditional surrender of Italy in WWII
  • 09 Sep 1943 Italy surrenders to Allies
  • 10 Sep 1943 British 8th army occupies Tarente
  • 11 Sep 1943 Allied arm forces conquerors Salerno
  • 12 Sep 1943 Free French lands on Corsica
  • 13 Sep 1943 German counter attack at Salerno
  • 14 Sep 1943 Comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara marries
  • 15 Sep 1943 Benito Mussolini forms a rival fascist government in Italy
  • 16 Sep 1943 Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny
  • 17 Sep 1943 Red Army recaptures Brjansk
  • 18 Sep 1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
  • 19 Sep 1943 Fanny Whiteers-Koen breaks jumping world record
  • 20 Sep 1943 Liberator bombers sinks U-338
  • 21 Sep 1943 Arundel (Solomon Island) in US hands
  • 22 Sep 1943 British dwarf submarines attack Tirpitz
  • 23 Sep 1943 World War II: The so-called Salo Republic is born.
  • 24 Sep 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
  • 25 Sep 1943 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
  • 27 Sep 1943 Anti-fascism opposition begins in Naples
  • 29 Sep 1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
  • 30 Sep 1943 Pope Pius XII encyclical on Divine spirit
  • 01 Oct 1943 Allied forces captured Naples during WWII
  • 02 Oct 1943 Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
  • 03 Oct 1943 British 8th army lands at Termoli, East Italy
  • 04 Oct 1943 Corsica freed by Free French
  • 05 Oct 1943 US air raid on Wake
  • 06 Oct 1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island
  • 07 Oct 1943 WWII: The Naples post office explosion kills 100.
  • 08 Oct 1943 Great-Britain establishes bases on Azores
  • 10 Oct 1943 US bombers accidentally strike Enschede Neth, causing 151 deaths
  • 11 Oct 1943 New York Yankees beat Saint Louis Cardinals 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, 10th World Series win - New York Yankees become first team to win ten World Series.
  • 12 Oct 1943 US bombs Rabaul, New Britain
  • 13 Oct 1943 Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
  • 14 Oct 1943 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland
  • 16 Oct 1943 Anti Jewish riot in Rome
  • 17 Oct 1943 Liberators sink U-540 and U-631
  • 18 Oct 1943 US bombing of Bougainville, Solomon Island
  • 19 Oct 1943 Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
  • 20 Oct 1943 The cargo vessel Sinfra is attacked by Allied aircraft at Suda Bay, Crete, and sunk. 2,098 Italian prisoners of war drown with it.
  • 21 Oct 1943 Lucie Aubrac and others in her French Resistance cell liberate Raymond Aubrac from Gestapo imprisonment.
  • 22 Oct 1943 World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
  • 23 Oct 1943 1st Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau
  • 24 Oct 1943 Anti-Nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting.
  • 25 Oct 1943 Burma railroad completed and opens
  • 26 Oct 1943 World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 ''Pfeil''.
  • 28 Oct 1943 U-220 sinks
  • 29 Oct 1943 3 allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3
  • 30 Oct 1943 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
  • 31 Oct 1943 Washington Redskins' Sammy Baugh passes for six touchdowns versus Brooklyn (48-10).
  • 01 Nov 1943 Dim-out ban lifted in SF Bay area
  • 02 Nov 1943 Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed
  • 03 Nov 1943 P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North-Holland
  • 04 Nov 1943 France arrests government of Lebanon
  • 06 Nov 1943 Russian troops land on Kertsj peninsula
  • 07 Nov 1943 Detroit Lions 0, New York Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL.
  • 09 Nov 1943 Agreement for foundation of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration signed by 44 countries in the White House, Washington, D.C.
  • 11 Nov 1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP
  • 12 Nov 1943 Landwacht (NSB-political party) forms in the Netherlands
  • 14 Nov 1943 J Postma, C Schalker, D Goulooze arrested for leading illegal CPN
  • 15 Nov 1943 Holocaust: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies are to be put ''on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps''. (see Porajmos)
  • 18 Nov 1943 U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 19 Nov 1943 U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 20 Nov 1943 U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 21 Nov 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
  • 22 Nov 1943 FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan
  • 23 Nov 1943 1st printing of illegal Warheid
  • 24 Nov 1943 World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
  • 25 Nov 1943 U-600 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 27 Nov 1943 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
  • 28 Nov 1943 FDR, Churchill and Stalin met at Tehran to map out strategy
  • 29 Nov 1943 Partisan Tito forms temporary government in Jajce Bosnia
  • 01 Dec 1943 FDR, Churchill and Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day)
  • 02 Dec 1943 A Luftwaffe bombing raid on the harbour of Bari, Italy, sinks numerous cargo and transport ships, including an American Liberty ship, the John Harvey, with a stockpile of World War I-era mustard gas.
  • 03 Dec 1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (quarterback).
  • 04 Dec 1943 Second conference of Ca?ro: US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Turkish President In�nn.
  • 05 Dec 1943 NFL Philadelphia Eagle-Pittsburgh Steelers merger dissolves.
  • 07 Dec 1943 Cairo: President Roosevelt travels back to the US
  • 10 Dec 1943 British 8th Army occupies Orsogna / Ortona Italy
  • 13 Dec 1943 150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol.
  • 17 Dec 1943 Transport 63 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • 19 Dec 1943 Military coup in Bolivia.
  • 20 Dec 1943 A military coup is staged in Bolivia.
  • 22 Dec 1943 WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, National Institute of Arts & Letters
  • 23 Dec 1943 First telecast of a complete opera (Hansel and Gretel), Schenectady, New York.
  • 24 Dec 1943 FDR appoints General Eisenhower Supreme Commander of Allied forces
  • 26 Dec 1943 British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
  • 27 Dec 1943 German warship Scharnhorst sinks in Barents Sea
  • 28 Dec 1943 All inhabitants of Kalmukkie are deported, about 70,000 killed.
  • 30 Dec 1943 Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.