On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1943

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
  • New York Yankees sweep 14th MLB doubleheader of year, beating St. Louis Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 at Yankee Stadium

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Ford, British broadcaster and actress (Secret Policeman's Ball), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • Franklin Rosemont, American poet, artist and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Paul Van Himst, Belgian soccer forward and manager (81 caps; Anderlecht), born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack at 60
1943 Highlights

About October 2, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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