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1943 Historical Event(s)
- January 11, 1943 – World War II: The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
- February 5, 1943 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Sheep in Chinese astrology.
- March 15, 1943 – World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- May 19, 1943 – World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.
- August 17, 1943 – World War II: First Québec Conference of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William Lyon Mackenzie King begins.
- August 29, 1943 – German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
- September 6, 1943 – The Monterrey Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most influential private universities in Latin America, is founded in Monterrey, Mexico.
- September 7, 1943 – World War II: The German 17th Army begins its evacuation of the Kuban River bridgehead (Taman Peninsula) in southern Russia and moves across the Strait of Kerch to the Crimea.
- September 10, 1943 – World War II: German forces begin their occupation of Rome.
- November 26, 1943 – World War II: HMT Rohna sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria.
Who Were Born On 1943?
- January 5, 1943 – Mary Gaudron, Australian jurist
- January 14, 1943 – Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
- January 16, 1943 – Gavin Bryars, English composer and double bassist
- March 4, 1943 – Ron O'Quinn, American radio disc jockey
- April 27, 1943 – Helmut Marko, Austrian racing driver
- July 1, 1943 – Jeff Wayne, American pianist, keyboardist and composer
- July 22, 1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer and actor
- October 6, 1943 – Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
- November 7, 1943 – Joni Mitchell, Canadian musician
- November 13, 1943 – Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer