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, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • James Herbert, English horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (Chorus Line), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Robby Weaver, American actor (Stone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tony Banks, English politician (Labour), born in Belfast (d. 2006)
  • William Garth Morrison, British Chief scout of UK and Overseas territories (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

1943 Highlights

About April 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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