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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Saturday, 25 October 2014

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

Oct 02   On this day in history first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago  

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

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

Oct 06   Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies in the year 1942.  

Oct 07   1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.  

Oct 10   1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt in the year 1942.  

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

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

Oct 13   In the year 1942 the birth of Paul Simon, singer (Simon and Garfunkel)  

Oct 14   Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution in the year 1942.  

Oct 15   Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Hitler orders allied commandos to be killed in the year 1942.  

Oct 20   "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 22   On this day in history gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies  

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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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies