On This Day

October 23, 1942 in Music

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music

  • All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory")

Deaths in Music

  • Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41