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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 06 February 2016

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

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   In the year 1942 rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

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

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

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

Aug 07   In the year 1942 anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

Aug 07   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC  

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

Aug 09   On this day in history 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 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   In the year 1942 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   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   Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

Aug 17   Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines in the year 1942.  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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