On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • William Calley Jr., American war criminal, convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre, born in Miami, Florida
  • Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and track athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • (Wilford) "Min" Leibrook, American jazz tuba player and bassist (Paul Whiteman Orchestra), dies of meningitis at 40
1943 Highlights

About June 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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