On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Jackson, English bass guitarist & singer-songwriter (Nice), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Marcus Hutson, American musician (Whispers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), dies at 71
  • Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (The Last Enemy), dies in a crash during a night training at 23
1943 Highlights

About January 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn