What Happened on April 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Hugh S. Johnson, American head of the National Recovery Administration and member of FDR's Brain Trust, dies of pneumonia at 60

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61