Wednesday 8 December 1943US date format: 12/8/1943, UK date format: 8/12/1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jim Morrison and Graham Knight.
Destination Tokyo, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
On TV people were watching Voice of Firestone Televues.
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- Malta - Public Holiday.
- Panama - Mother's Day
- Romania - Constitution Day
- Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
- R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
- Italy - In Milan, the opera season starts.
- Buddhism - The Enlightenment of Gautama Buddha
- Afflux (50 Aftermath) (Discordianism)
- Jim Morrison: American singer, songwriter, poet and cult figure, the founding member and lead singer of the legendary rock group "The Doors," a top band of the '60s with mega-hits "Riders on the Storm" and Light My Fire.
- Graham Knight
- Hadley Fitzgerald: American pro astrologer; by 2000, a consultant for 32 years and a licensed psychotherapist for 20.
- Mary Woronov: American actress director and screenwriter.
- Bodo Tummler: German middle-distance runner.
- Ken Johnson: American professional wrestling manager.
- Robert Viets: American economist and CEO of Cilcorp, a utilities based company that is diversifying into investment-management subsidiary, asbestos abatement and environmental services.
- Susan Isaacs: Novelist.
- James Tate: American poet and academic (d. 2015).
- Bodo Tümmler: German runner.
- Larry Martin: American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013).
- Mary Woronov in Brooklyn Heights: New York, USA; actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision).
- Michael Unger: English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester).
- Jim Morrison in Melbourne: Florida, USA; singer (The Doors - "Light My Fire").