Wednesday 15 April 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Walter Raphael Hazzard and Francis X DiLorenzo.
Saboteur, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Petrus Gonzalez
- In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
- Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
- Arirang Festival is held in North Korea to commemorate Kim Il-sung's birth.
- Saint Hunna.
- Saint Basilissa
- Blessed Waltman of Antwerp
- Ancient Latvia ? Tipsa Diena was observed.
- Roman Empire ? the Fordicia was celebrated in honor of Terra.
- Walter Raphael Hazzard: Wilmington, Delaware -- Basketball (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Francis X DiLorenzo: American Catholic prelate.
- Kim Il: Jong; son of North Korean President Sung (1972-94).
- Julie Sommars in Fremont: Nebraska, USA; actress (Governor and JJ, Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo).
- Michel Dubost: French Catholic bishop, the third bishop of the diocese of Évry Corbeil-Essonnes since 2000.
- Ken Lay: American CEO, former chairman of Enron, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history. The Houston, TX corporation was ranked by Fortune as the seventh largest company in the U.S. in 2001. In November 2001, it had been considered a stable risk for investors. Nevertheless, there was an undercurrent of rumors that its much-touted stability was not entirely credible. When the giant collapsed, billions in stockholder equity evaporated, and many peo
- Francis DiLorenzo: American bishop
- Walt Hazzard: American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)
- Kenneth Lay: American businessman (d. 2006)
- Tim Lankester: English economist and academic
- Robert Musil: Austrian novelist, most noted for his three-volume work, "The Man Without Qualities," written from 1923-1940.
- George VI awards George Cross to people of Malta
- The George Cross is awarded to ''to the island fortress of Malta : its people and defenders'' by King George VI.
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