On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (The Last Enemy), dies in a crash during a night training at 23