1943 in Denmark
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- 29 April – Some 100 prominent Danes are taken hostage by the occupying German forces in the attempt to stop sabotage by the Danish resistance movement.
- 29 August – The Danish government resigns, leading to direct administration of Denmark by German authority.
- 28 September – Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz, a German diplomat, after secretly making sure Sweden would receive Jewish refugees, leaks word of the German plans for the arrest and deportation of the some 8,000 Danish Jews to Hans Hedtoft, chairman of the Danish Social Democratic Party. The result is the rescue of the Danish Jews, with most of the country's Jews escaping to Sweden.
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- 27 March – Jørgen Hansen, welterweight boxer
- 16 April – Erling Kroner, jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader (died 2011)
- 13 May – Kurt Trampedach, painter
- 24 May – Svend Auken, politician (died 2009)
- 15 June – Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, politician, former Danish Prime Minister, President of PES
- 23 February – Thomas Madsen-Mygdal, farmer, politician, Prime Minister of Denmark 1926–29 (born 1876)
- 15 March – Betty Nansen, actress and theatre director (born 1873)
- 21 May – Ivar Bentsen, architect (born 1876)
- 27 June – Knud Arne Petersen, architect and artistic director (born 1862)
- 21 August – Henrik Pontoppidan, Nobel Prize-winning writer (born 1857)
- 30 November – Holger-Madsen, actor (born 1878)
- "DET SVENSKE UTRIKESDEPARTEMENT OG JØDEFORFØLGELSERNE I DANMARK EN STUDIE I HUMANITÆR HÆLP OG REALPOLITIK". Den Danske Gistoriske Forening. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- "2. Verdenskrig". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
- The Rescue of the Danish Jews: moral courage under stress. Leo Goldberger. Retrieved 2009-11-18.