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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 02 August 2014

Aug 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

Aug 06   -8] Riots by Dutch Jews on this day in history.  

Aug 07   On this day in history 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

Aug 07   On this day in history american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

Aug 07   Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.  

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.  

Aug 08   6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.  

Aug 09   On this day in history 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland  

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

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   HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island on this day in history.  

Aug 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland  

Aug 11   On this day in history richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60  

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

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

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   On this day in history dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa  

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

Aug 16   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab  

Aug 19   On this day in history 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France  

Aug 19   On this day in history first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history 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.