- The Pentagon is completed and becomes the largest office building in the world.
- A Frank Sinatra appearance causes a mob scene of hysterical bobby-soxers to flood Times Square and blocking midtown New York City traffic for hours.
- "Casablanca" wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.
- Famous Births ... George Harrison, Joe Namath, Robert DeNiro.
- Deaths ... Nikola Tesla , George Washington Carver.
- Chicago Bears win over Washington Redskins (41-26) in the NFL championship game in Chicago.
- Average Cost of new house $3,600.00
- "Paricutin: the volcano born in a Mexican cornfield".. marks the first time scientists were able to observe the complete life cycle of a volcano, from birth to extinction.
- US General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the supreme Allied commander.
- The British and Americans bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
Historical Highlights of 1943 ...
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