Wednesday 13 October 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mike Barnicle and Peter Sauber.
Lassie Come Home, directed by Fred M. Wilcox, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1943 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Mike Barnicle: American journalist, a gifted writer who was accused of plagiarism; On 8/13/1998, the "New York Times" published an editorial calling for his resignation.
- Peter Sauber: Swiss businessman founded the Sauber F1 Team.
- Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany
- World War II: The new government of Italy sides with the Allies and declares war on Germany.
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