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Historical Events For 1942

Monday, 24 July 2017

Aug 04   1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz on this day in history.  

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

Aug 05   On this day in history british govt cancels agreement of Munich  

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

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

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   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   On this day in history "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

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

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

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

Aug 09   On this day in history 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.  

Aug 09   HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 11   - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland on this day in history.  

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   HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum' in the year 1942.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 19   In the year 1942 first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

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   In the year 1942 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   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   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   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   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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