On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1943

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Peters, American cartoonist (Mother Goose and Grimm), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tony Tribe [Anthony Mossop], Jamaican-British reggae singer (Red, Red Wine), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), dies at 78
  • Jan Dieters, Dutch politician and resistance fighter who was the head of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, executed at 42
  • Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
1943 Highlights

About October 9, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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