On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1942

Historical Events

  • 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57

Famous Birthdays

  • John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
  • Mike Millward, English guitarist (The Fourmost - "A Little Loving"), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • Tommy Roe, American pop-rock singer ("Sheila"; "Dizzy"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), dies at 53
1942 Highlights

About May 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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