What Happened on January 8, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Jackson, English bass guitarist and singer-songwriter (Nice), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Marcus Hutson, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2000)
Born in 1943

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? 80 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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