What Happened on April 3, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer ("Down in the Boondocks"), born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • 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; Danke Schon), born in Norfolk, Virginia
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, dies at 63
  • Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
1942 Highlights

About April 3, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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