April 8, 1943 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma

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

Birthdays in History

  • James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
  • Tony Banks, English politician (Lab)
  • William Garth Morrison, Chief scout

Deaths in History

  • Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed