What Happened on October 4, 1943

Historical Events

  • Corsica freed by Free French
  • German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)

Famous Birthdays

  • Buddy Roemer, American politician (Governor-D+R-Louisiana 1988-1992, Rep-D-LA, 1981-88), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2021)
  • Jimy Williams, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player (mixed doubles Grand Slam 1967 [Lesley Turner Bowrey, Billie Jean King]; Australian Open doubles 1972, US Open doubles 1973), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2023)
Born in 1943

Famous Deaths

  • Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, dies at 37
  • Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Ground under our feet), dies at 89

About October 4, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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