With so many men joining the armed forces and men's baseball coming to a halt, the All-American Girls Baseball League was formed, insuring filled seats in stadiums as well as continuation of the sport. The league would fold eleven years later.
January 27, 1943
The first attack the United States made against Germany during World War II was by air assault. The U.S. shot down 22 planes and lost only 3.
March 31, 1943
New York, New York
Broadway musical Oklahoma! debuted and quickly became a smash hit. There would be 2,212 performances over the next 15 years.
July 25, 1943
Il Duce Benito Mussolini was deposed. Two months later Italy would surrender to the allies.
November 7, 1943
Singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell was born, who was later named greatest female guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.