On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1943

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Van Druten's "Voice of the Turtle" premieres in NYC

Playwright John Van Druten
John Van Druten

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJim Morrison

Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
  • Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
1943 Highlights

About December 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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