On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1943

Historical Events

  • Three allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Dušan Ivković, Serbian basketball point guard (Radnički Belgrade) and coach (Yugoslavia 1987-95; Serbia 2008-13; FIBA HOF), born in Belgrade. Serbia (d. 2021)
  • Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), born in Gateshead, England (d. 2020)
1943 Highlights

About October 29, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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