On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1943

Historical Events

  • Great Britain establishes bases on Azores

Famous Birthdays

  • Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Person of interestR. L. Stine

R. L. Stine, American children's book writer (Goosebumps), born in Columbus, Ohio

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine

1943 Highlights

About October 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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