On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1944

Historical Events

  • "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debut on CBS radio

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto" premieres

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Morrison, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New York
  • Susan Raye, American country music singer ("L.A. International Airport"), born in Eugene, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician (1940 republican nominee for President), dies at 52
1944 Highlights

About October 8, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra