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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Friday, 01 July 2016

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

Aug 04   In the year 1942 alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81  

Aug 05   In the year 1942 british govt cancels agreement of Munich  

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

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

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

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   In the year 1942 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

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

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

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

Aug 09   In the year 1942 edith Stein, German philosopher, dies  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Aug 12   British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin in the year 1942.  

Aug 12   In the year 1942 hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.  

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

Aug 15   In the year 1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel  

Aug 16   In the year 1942 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

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

Aug 17   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

Aug 19   On this day in history 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   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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 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   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 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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