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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 23 October 2014

May 03   Luftwaffe bombs Exeter on this day in history.  

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

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   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   On this day in history the Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today  

May 05   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea  

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   Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion on this day in history.  

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

May 08   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack  

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 in the year 1942.  

May 09   68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57 in the year 1942.  

May 10   In the year 1942 joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74  

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   Japanese troops conquer Kalewa in the year 1942.  

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

May 12   David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine in the year 1942.  

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

May 12   In the year 1942 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   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

May 13   US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji on this day in history.  

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   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded in the year 1942.  

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

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 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 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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