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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

May 03   Luftwaffe bombs Exeter on this day in history.  

May 03   In the year 1942 nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands  

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

May 04   Food first rationed in US in the year 1942.  

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

May 04   In the year 1942 pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)  

May 04   In the year 1942 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   British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar in the year 1942.  

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

May 06   In the year 1942 cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China  

May 06   In the year 1942 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 in the year 1942.  

May 07   Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed in the year 1942.  

May 08   Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea in the year 1942.  

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

May 08   German summer offensive opens in Crimea in the year 1942.  

May 08   On this day in history 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  

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

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

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

May 11   Japanese troops conquer Kalewa in the year 1942.  

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

May 12   On this day in history david Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine  

May 12   On this day in history nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  

May 12   Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 on this day in history.  

May 13   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

May 13   Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight in the year 1942.  

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

May 13   On this day in history uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji  

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

May 14   In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms  

May 14   In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 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   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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