On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1943

Historical Events

  • Conference of foreign ministers in Moscow
  • Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University
  • Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • Robert Morris, composer
  • Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
1943 Highlights

About October 19, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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