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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 27 November 2014

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

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

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   Battle of Coral Sea on this day in history.  

May 05   British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar in the year 1942.  

May 05   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion in the year 1942.  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

May 12   In the year 1942 david Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine  

May 12   In the year 1942 nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  

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   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its first cross-country flight  

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   On this day in history the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established  

May 14   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies