What Happened on April 3, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Joe Royal, country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Herb “Herbie” Greene, American photographer best known for his portraits for rock and roll luminaries (The Grateful Dead), born in Indio, California
  • Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Marsha Mason, American actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • Rick Sylvester, Hollywood stuntman, parachute ski jumper (world record 3,300')
  • Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
  • Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76