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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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   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   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   In the year 1942 erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies  

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

Oct 08   On this day in history fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)  

Oct 08   In the year 1942 sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer  

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 in the year 1942.  

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) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64  

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

Oct 12   In the year 1942 uS navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance  

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

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

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

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   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) in the year 1942.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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   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   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   In the year 1942 death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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 in the year 1942.  

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