On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • Allied air raid on Japanese occupied harbor city Kupang, Timor, Indonesia
  • Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Danny Brooks [Jim Mealey], American pop bass vocalist (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 197?)
  • Phil Margo, American rock vocalist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Samuel R. Delany Jr, American sci-fi author (Towers of Toron; Neveryona), born in Harlem, New York
1942 Highlights

About April 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries