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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 28 March 2015

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

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

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred  

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 in the year 1942.  

Oct 08   Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley) on this day in history.  

Oct 08   In the year 1942 sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer  

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   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   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   On this day in history leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64  

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

Oct 12   US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance in the year 1942.  

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

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   In the year 1942 german 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die  

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

Oct 16   In the year 1942 aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC  

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

Oct 18   Hitler orders allied commandos to be killed on this day in history.  

Oct 20   In the year 1942 "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   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 in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

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