On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1943

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 Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Detroit Red Wings beat Boston Bruins, 2-0 for a 4-0 series sweep and their 3rd SC Championship

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 (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 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 (Labour)
  • William Garth Morrison, Chief scout

Famous Deaths

1943 Highlights

About April 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries