On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Trumbull, director (Silent Running, Brainstorm)
  • Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
  • Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
1942 Highlights

About April 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries