On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1943

Historical Events

  • Bertolt Brecht's play "Life of Galileo" premieres in Zurich

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish businessman and football executive (president Real Madrid 1995-2000; owner M├ílaga CF), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2020)
1943 Highlights

About August 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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