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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Friday, 28 November 2014

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

Aug 04   On this day in history alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81  

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

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

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   In the year 1942 american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

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

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

Aug 08   "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein on this day in history.  

Aug 08   In the year 1942 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC  

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

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies in the year 1942.  

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   Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Aug 11   Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

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' 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   Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 19   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1942 birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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