On This Day

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 (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
1943 Highlights

About October 5, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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