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Historical Events Happened In 1942

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

Oct 02   In the year 1942 first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago  

Oct 02   On this day in history rMS"Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338 in the Atlantic  

Oct 03   In the year 1942 fDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization  

Oct 03   Launch of the First A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km) on this day in history.  

Oct 04   In the year 1942 german assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad  

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

Oct 06   On this day in history allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram  

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

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

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

Oct 08   Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy on this day in history.  

Oct 10   1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt on this day in history.  

Oct 10   In the year 1942 richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68  

Oct 11   -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

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   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) in the year 1942.  

Oct 11   Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division on this day in history.  

Oct 12   US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance on this day in history.  

Oct 13   The birth of Paul Simon, singer (Simon and Garfunkel) on this day in history.  

Oct 14   On this day in history dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution  

Oct 15   In the year 1942 dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed  

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

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

Oct 16   In the year 1942 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   "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations in the year 1942.  

Oct 20   On this day in history may Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84  

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

Oct 22   1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland on this day in history.  

Oct 22   Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies 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 in the year 1942.  

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

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   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   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   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.