On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHugh S. Johnson

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

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), dies at 72
  • Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
1942 Highlights

About April 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries