What Happened on May 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
  • Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Val Garay, American record producer and engineer (Bette Davis Eyes), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan


Famous Deaths

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