On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1943

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Piccolo, American NFL football running back, 1965-69 (Chicago Bears), and subject of the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song", born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Max Reinhardt [Goldmann], Austrian theatrical director (Oedipus Rex) and founder of the Salzburg Festival, dies at 70
1943 Highlights

About October 31, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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