What Happened on August 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • CBS radio broadcasts the debut of "Our Secret Weapon."

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Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to city of Leningrad is performed in Leningrad during seige by Nazi forces. Performed by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces by loudspeaker.

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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