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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Monday, 20 October 2014

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) in the year 1942.  

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

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

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

Aug 07   Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 08   In the year 1942 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 in the year 1942.  

Aug 11   In the year 1942 - 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' in the year 1942.  

Aug 13   In the year 1942 the Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia.  

Aug 14   In the year 1942 dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa  

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

Aug 16   On this day in history premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces  

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   Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1942 erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48  

Aug 19   -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 19   First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is on this day in history.  

Aug 19   In the year 1942 honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France  

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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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

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   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 on this day in history.