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