What Happened on October 14, 1943

Historical Events

  • 600 Jewish prisoners mount an uprising at the Nazi concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland, 300 successfully escape

Historic Event

Japan declares the Philippines independent under President José P. Laurel

  • US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17s during assault on Schweinfurt

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York
  • Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
1943 Highlights

About October 14, 1943

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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