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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Oct 02   "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338 in the year 1942.  

Oct 02   On this day in history first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago  

Oct 02   In the year 1942 rMS"Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338 in the Atlantic  

Oct 03   FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization on this day in history.  

Oct 03   In the year 1942 launch of the First A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)  

Oct 04   On this day in history german assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad  

Oct 05   5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred in the year 1942.  

Oct 06   Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 07   1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Oct 08   In the year 1942 fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)  

Oct 08   In the year 1942 sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer  

Oct 09   On this day in history statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.  

Oct 10   1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt in the year 1942.  

Oct 10   On this day in history richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68  

Oct 11   In the year 1942 -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal  

Oct 11   On this day in history battle of Cape Esperance begins In two-day battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485).  

Oct 11   On this day in history battle of Cape Esperance begins: In two-day battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485).  

Oct 11   In the year 1942 leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64  

Oct 12   Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division in the year 1942.  

Oct 12   On this day in history uS navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance  

Oct 13   The birth of Paul Simon, singer (Simon and Garfunkel) in the year 1942.  

Oct 14   Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution on this day in history.  

Oct 15   Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed on this day in history.  

Oct 15   On this day in history german 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die  

Oct 16   12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed in the year 1942.  

Oct 16   On this day in history aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC  

Oct 16   Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills 40,000 south of Calcutta India in the year 1942.  

Oct 18   On this day in history hitler orders allied commandos to be killed  

Oct 20   On this day in history "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations  

Oct 20   May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84 in the year 1942.  

Oct 21   Elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love) on this day in history.  

Oct 22   In the year 1942 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland  

Oct 22   Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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

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

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.  

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