On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1943

Historical Events

  • 600 Jews escape during an uprising at the Nazi concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japan declares the Philippines independent under President José P. Laurel

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
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? 76 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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