What Happened on October 5, 1943

Historical Events

  • US air raid on Wake, Japanese execute 98 US prisoners in retaliation

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Cardin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Bonnie Bryant, American golfer (only left-hander to win an LPGA Tour event, Bill Branch Classic 1974), born in Tulare, California
  • Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme), born in Belebey, Russia
  • Steve Miller, American rocker ("The Joker"; "Abracadabra"; "Fly Like An Eagler"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Roppolo, American early jazz clarinetist, dies at 41
1943 Highlights

About October 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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