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Historical Events For 1942

Saturday, 21 October 2017

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

Oct 02   On this day in history 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   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   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   In the year 1942 allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram  

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

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

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

Oct 08   Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer in the year 1942.  

Oct 09   In the year 1942 statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.  

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

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

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

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) 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   Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1942.  

Oct 12   On this day in history successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division  

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

Oct 13   On this day in history the birth of Paul Simon, singer (Simon and Garfunkel)  

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   On this day in history 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   Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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   "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations on this day in history.  

Oct 20   In the year 1942 may Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84  

Oct 21   In the year 1942 elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)  

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 in the year 1942.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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

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