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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Feb 19   First Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943 in the year 1942.  

Feb 19   Japanese troop land on Timor on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah" in the year 1942.  

Feb 19   U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt grants authority for the military to intern Japanese-Americans during WWII in the year 1942.  

Feb 20   Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1942 lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers  

Feb 20   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn  

Feb 21   US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht in the year 1942.  

Feb 22   World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1942 japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60  

Feb 24   The Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor on this day in history.  

Feb 24   In the year 1942 voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb  

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   On this day in history government starts evacuating 21,000 Japanese Canadians from coastal regions of British Columbia to interior work camps; under War Measures Act  

Feb 26   On this day in history radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies  

Feb 26   On this day in history werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 wWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"  

Feb 27   On this day in history 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 first transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany  

Feb 27   On this day in history j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   The allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 1st weapon drop on Netherlands  

Feb 28   HMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   On this day in history japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies  

Feb 28   Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history extermination begins at Sobibor.  

Mar 01   HMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java 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   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   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   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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 on this day in history.