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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis on this day in history.  

Jan 02   28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace on this day in history.  

Jan 02   German troops in Bardia surrender on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history the Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII.  

Jan 03   On this day in history american-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history nFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24  

Jan 04   Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida on this day in history.  

Jan 05   55 German tanks reach North-Africa on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered on this day in history.  

Jan 06   1st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper") on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history the first around world flight by a Pan Am flying boat the "Pacific Clipper"  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 07   On this day in history wW II siege of Bataan starts  

Jan 07   WWII siege of Bataan starts on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 08   The birth of Stephen Hawking, English physicist/mathematician on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title  

Jan 09   On this day in history uS Joint Chiefs of Staff created  

Jan 10   On this day in history elizabeth Monk and Suzanne Filion admitted to the Quebec Bar Quebec's first female lawyers  

Jan 10   On this day in history japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies  

Jan 10   On this day in history japan invades North-Celebes, Neth Indies  

Jan 11   On this day in history -23F (-31C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)  

Jan 11   On this day in history -23F (-31C), Kingston RI (state record)  

Jan 11   Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history british troops reconquer Sollum  

Jan 12   Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender on this day in history.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 12   National War Labor Board created on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Allied Conference for war trials on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history german U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast  

Jan 13   Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.