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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Friday, 01 August 2014

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

May 03   Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 04   Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air) on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history food first rationed in US  

May 04   On this day in history german occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages  

May 04   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)  

May 04   On this day in history the Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today  

May 05   Battle of Coral Sea on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history british assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar  

May 05   On this day in history uS begins rationing sugar during WWII  

May 06   CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion  

May 07   On this day in history felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79  

May 07   Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea  

May 08   Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

May 08   HMS OLYMPUS, sunk off Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. On passage with personnel from Malta to Gibraltar, including many of the crews of bombed submarines P.36 and P.39; few survivors on this day in history.  

May 09   On this day in history 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57  

May 10   On this day in history joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74  

May 11   German submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec on this day in history.  

May 11   On this day in history japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

May 12   On this day in history 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz  

May 12   David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine on this day in history.  

May 12   Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River on this day in history.  

May 12   On this day in history russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943  

May 13   Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight on this day in history.  

May 13   On this day in history helicopter makes its first cross-country flight  

May 13   On this day in history hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41  

May 13   US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji on this day in history.  

May 14   The Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established on this day in history.  

May 14   On this day in history uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms  

May 14   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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 CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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

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.