On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1942

Historical Events

Music History

Arnold Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Trumbull, American film director (Silent Running, Brainstorm), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
  • Roger Chapman, British progressive rock vocalist (Family - "In My Own Time"), born in Leicester, England

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Mombert, German poet, dies at 70
  • Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
1942 Highlights

About April 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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