What Happened on April 15, 1942

Historical Events

Event of Interest

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (CEO and Chairman of Enron, 1985-2001), born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2011)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

Hugh S. JohnsonHugh S. Johnson (1881-1942)

American head of the National Recovery Administration & member of FDR's Brain Trust, dies of pneumonia at 60

  • Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), dies at 72

Robert MusilRobert Musil (1880-1942)

Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61

1942 Highlights

About April 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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