On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1942

Historical Events

US Masters Golf

9th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Byron Nelson wins an 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan

Famous Birthdays

  • Ataol Behramoğlu, Turkish poet and writer, born in Çatalca, Istanbul Province, Turkey
  • Bill Conti, American film score composer (Rocky; The Right Stuff), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Sneevliet, Dutch Communist, executed at 58
1942 Highlights

About April 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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