What Happened on April 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire" premieres in NYC

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
  • Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
  • Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)