On This Day

April 15, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI

Birthdays in History

  • Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)

Deaths in History


Person of interestHugh S. Johnson

Hugh S. Johnson, American head of the National Recovery Administration & member of FDR's Brain Trust, dies of pneumonia at 60

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson
  • Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61