Thursday 9 April 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Jungle Book, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Waltrudis
- Saint Casilda
- Saint Ingofried
- Saint Hugo of Rouan
- Day of National Unity- (???????? ?????????? ???), an annual public holiday in Georgia.
- Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor, celebrated as Bataan Day in Bataan) in the Philippines.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jal�l (Glory) - First day of the second month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Margo Smith: American singer-songwriter.
- Brandon De Wilde in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky).
- Brandon DeWilde: American theatre, film and television actor.
- Galina A Kulakova USSR nordic skier (Olympics-3 golds-1972: holds 9 world titles).
- Earl F: Hillard; american politician (Representative-Democrat-Alabama).
- Thomas Shanks: American computer programmer, the research director of ACS and winner of the 1976 Cambridge Circle prize for the most original work in the field of harmonics.
- Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
- American General Jonathan Wainwright's American and Filipino forces on Bataan, Philippines, surrender to the Japanese.
- World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March : United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island's east coast.
- The Bataan Peninsula falls and the Bataan Death March begins.
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