What Happened on February 9, 1942

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 KingCarole King (80 years old)

American Grammy Award-winning songwriter, ("Up On The Roof"; "One Fine Day"; "Pleasant Valley Sunday") piano player, and singer (Tapestry - "You've Got A Friend"; "So Far Away"; "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Charlie Morrow, American avant-garde composer, and sound artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Miloš Štědroň, Czech composer born in Brno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  • 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
1942 Highlights

About February 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius