Thursday 9 April 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries (see planets position on April 9, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Shanks and Brandon De Wilde in Brooklyn.
Saboteur, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 April 1942 ?
- 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.
- Tom Shanks
- Brandon De Wilde in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky).
- Galina A Kulakova USSR nordic skier (Olympics-3 golds-1972: holds 9 world titles).
- Earl F: Hillard; american politician (Representative-Democrat-Alabama).
- Douglas Trumbull: Director.
- 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.
- Margo Smith: American singer-songwriter.
- Brandon DeWilde: American theatre, film and television actor.
- 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.