On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

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 (d. 1997)

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