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Historical Events For 1942

Friday, 23 June 2017

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

May 03   On this day in history nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands  

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

May 04   In the year 1942 food first rationed in US  

May 04   In the year 1942 german occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages  

May 04   Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life) on this day in history.  

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

May 05   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea  

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  

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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   Corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed  

May 08   Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

May 12   In the year 1942 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz  

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

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

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

May 13   Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight in the year 1942.  

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

May 13   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

May 13   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms  

May 14   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

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

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

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

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