News and Events of 1943

World Events

U.S. Events

U.S. Statistics

President: Franklin D Roosevelt
Vice President: Henry A. Wallace
Population: 136,739,353

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Economics

Federal spending:   $78.56 billion
Federal debt:   $142.7 billion
Consumer Price Index:   17.3
Unemployment:   1.9%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.03


Sports

World Series
NY Yankees d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-1)
Stanley Cup
Detroit d. Boston (4-0)
Wimbledon
Women: Not held (World War II)
Men: Not held (World War II)
Kentucky Derby Champion
Count Fleet
NCAA Basketball Championship
Wyoming d. Georgetown (46-34)
NCAA Football Champions
Notre Dame (9-1-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: Dragon's Teeth, Upton Sinclair
Music: Secular Cantata No. 2, A Free Song, William Schuman
Drama: The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder

Oscars awarded in 1943
Academy Award, Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver (MGM)

Miss America: Jean Bartel (CA)

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Events

Science

Nobel Prizes in Science

Chemistry: Georg Hevesy De Heves (Hungary), for work on use of isotopes as indicators

Physics: Otto Stern (US), for detection of magnetic momentum of protons

Physiology or Medicine: Henrik Dam (Denmark) and Edward A. Doisy (US), for analysis of vitamin K

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