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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

Aug 04   Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

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

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  

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

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  

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

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

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

Aug 09   In the year 1942 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   Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60  

Aug 12   In the year 1942 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' 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 in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 16   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Aug 19   First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.  

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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.