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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 01 November 2014

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

May 03   Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands in the year 1942.  

May 04   Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air) in the year 1942.  

May 04   In the year 1942 food first rationed in US  

May 04   German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea  

May 05   British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar on this day in history.  

May 05   US begins rationing sugar during WWII in the year 1942.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

May 08   In the year 1942 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   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 in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 german submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec  

May 11   On this day in history japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

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

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

May 12   Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River in the year 1942.  

May 12   Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 in the year 1942.  

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

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

May 13   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1942.  

May 13   In the year 1942 uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji  

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

May 14   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  

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   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   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   In the year 1942 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.