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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

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

Oct 02   First self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago on this day in history.  

Oct 02   On this day in history 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   Launch of the First A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km) on this day in history.  

Oct 04   German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad on this day in history.  

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

Oct 06   Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram in the year 1942.  

Oct 06   On this day in history erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies  

Oct 07   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 10   Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 15   Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed in the year 1942.  

Oct 15   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

Oct 18   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 may Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84  

Oct 21   On this day in history elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

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   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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  

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