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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 01 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   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   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   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 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history - 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   On this day in history hMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum'.  

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   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   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   In the year 1942 submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines  

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

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 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 on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

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

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.