On This Day

What Happened on April 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS 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 composer (For Your Eyes Only, Rocky IV), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58