On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
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 and 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