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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Monday, 21 April 2014

Aug 19   Lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France on this day in history.  

Aug 20   On this day in history dim-out regulations implemented in SF  

Aug 20   On this day in history the birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor  

Aug 21   On this day in history alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus  

Aug 21   Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal  

Aug 24   On this day in history sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands  

Aug 25   On this day in history battle of Milne Bay, Papua  

Aug 25   On this day in history george EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39  

Aug 25   SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth on this day in history.  

Aug 26   7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France on this day in history.  

Aug 26   7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy  

Aug 27   HMCS Oakville (Corvette) sinks a U-Boat in the Caribbean on this day in history.  

Aug 28   9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100) on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history reigner cable is sent to Stephen S. Wise - specifying Nazi plans to exterminate almost 4 million Jews.  

Aug 29   American Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   Battle of Alam Halfa 9th Australian Division again in action at El Alamein on this day in history.  

Aug 30   On this day in history nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg  

Aug 31   Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle on this day in history.  

Sep 02   On this day in history german troops enter Stalingrad  

Sep 02   Sternbuch cable arrives at the Polish embassy in Washington, recounting the deportation of 100,000 Jews from Warsaw to death camps, and how Jewish babies were being used to produce soap and fertilizer for Germany industry on this day in history.  

Sep 02   On this day in history the Chief Rabbi of Norway, Julues Samuel, refuses to go into hiding and chooses to join 208 Norwegian Jews sent to Bergen Belsen.  

Sep 03   On this day in history ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, begins his solo singing career.  

Sep 04   On this day in history transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany  

Sep 05   Battle at Alam Halfa ends on this day in history.  

Sep 05   On this day in history the birth of Raquel Welch, American film actress  

Sep 06   On this day in history 56th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64)  

Sep 06   On this day in history german advance into the USSR halted at Stalingrad  

Sep 07   On this day in history 62nd US Mens Tennis: F Schroeder Jr beats F Parker (86 75 36 46 62)  

Sep 09   1st bombing on continental US soil, Mount Emily Oregon (WW II) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

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

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies