What Happened on August 8, 1943

Historical Events

  • Common Chiefs of staff meet in Quebec
  • US amphibians land at St Agata on North coast of Sicily
  • Vegetables & fruit rationed in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Börtz, Swedish classical composer, born in Hässleholm, Sweden
  • Jean-Claude Marty, French rugby league winger (13 Tests; FC Lézignan XIII, Racing Club Albi XIII), born in Carcassonne, France (d. 2023)
1943 Highlights

About August 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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