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1943 Historical Event(s)
- January 14, 1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
- January 30, 1943 – World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
- February 5, 1943 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- February 19, 1943 – World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins.
- February 27, 1943 – The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
- March 27, 1943 – World War II: Battle of the Komandorski Islands – In the Aleutian Islands the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
- November 22, 1943 – World War II: War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
- December 28, 1943 – World War II – After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
- December 30, 1943 – Subhas Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
Who Were Born On 1943?
- February 16, 1943 – Brig Owens, American football player
- March 20, 1943 – Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
- April 10, 1943 – Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete
- April 24, 1943 – Richard Sterban, American singer
- April 30, 1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer
- June 17, 1943 – Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
- June 28, 1943 – Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
- August 10, 1943 – Louise Forestier, French-Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
- December 8, 1943 – Bodo Tümmler, German middle-distance runner
- December 12, 1943 – Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French writer