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Historical Events For 1942

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Aug 04   In the year 1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz  

Aug 04   Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Aug 05   British govt cancels agreement of Munich in the year 1942.  

Aug 05   Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1942 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews  

Aug 07   In the year 1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   On this day in history anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

Aug 07   Richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein on this day in history.  

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Aug 08   6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   HMAS CANBERRA (RAN) sunk in the South West Pacific, SE of Savo Island off northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force on this day in history.  

Aug 09   In the year 1942 hMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island  

Aug 10   In the year 1942 gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa  

Aug 10   On this day in history hMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160  

Aug 11   - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in the year 1942.  

Aug 11   In the year 1942 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60  

Aug 12   On this day in history british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin  

Aug 12   On this day in history hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.  

Aug 13   On this day in history the Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia.  

Aug 14   Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.  

Aug 15   On this day in history 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel  

Aug 16   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow in the year 1942.  

Aug 17   1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines  

Aug 17   US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1942 carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs  

Aug 18   Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Aug 19   -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab on this day in history.  

Aug 19   In the year 1942 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France  

Aug 19   First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.  

Aug 19   Honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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

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

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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