On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
  • Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"

Famous Birthdays

  • Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Charlie Morrow, composer
  • Milos Stedron, composer
  • Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oslo, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Lauri Kristian Relander, 2nd President of Finland (1925-31), dies at 58