On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Blakley, English rocker (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • Danny Brooks, rocker (Dovells)
  • Phil Margo, rock vocalist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, American sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
1942 Highlights

About April 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries