What Happened on October 8, 1942

Historical Events

Radio History

Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

  • Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

Famous Deaths

  • Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, dies at 73

About October 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra