What Happened on April 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma
  • Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • J P Kavanaugh, racehorse trainer
  • James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
  • Robby Weaver, actor (Stone)
  • Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
  • William Garth Morrison, Chief scout

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81