What Happened on April 9, 1942

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Alexander Gretchaninov's 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, with John Barbirolli conducting the New York Philharmonic

  • Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan

Famous Birthdays

  • (Andre) Brandon De Wilde, American stage and screen actor (The Member of the Wedding; Shane; Jamie; Hud), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • Earl Hilliard, American politician (Rep-D-Alabama), born in Birmingham, Alabama
1942 Highlights

About April 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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