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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Sunday, 03 May 2015

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   Food first rationed in US on this day in history.  

May 04   German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages in the year 1942.  

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

May 04   The Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed  

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   German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1942 japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

May 12   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

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 in the year 1942.  

May 14   The Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established in the year 1942.  

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

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   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   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   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies