What Happened on October 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
  • New York Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement
  • Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University in Pistcaway, New Jersey
  • Theater Guild presentation of Shakespeare's "Othello", starring Paul Robeson, opens at the Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 296 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • Robert Morris, American composer, born in Cheltenham, England
  • Robin Holloway, British composer (Seascape And Harvest), and educator (University of Cambridge, 1974-2011), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
  • Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
1943 Highlights

About October 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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