What Happened on August 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
  • CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."
  • Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island

Famous Birthdays

  • David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
  • Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), dies at 50