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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Thursday, 02 October 2014

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

Feb 19   In the year 1942 japanese troop land on Timor  

Feb 19   On this day in history tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"  

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   On this day in history lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers  

Feb 21   US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn in the year 1942.  

Feb 21   On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht  

Feb 22   In the year 1942 world War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.  

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

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

Feb 23   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Feb 24   The Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor in the year 1942.  

Feb 24   On this day in history voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

Feb 25   On this day in history leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61  

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

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs on this day in history.  

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   Werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen" on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 27   In the year 1942 j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   1st weapon drop on Netherlands in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   On this day in history hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Feb 28   Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit  

Mar 01   In the year 1942 extermination begins at Sobibor.  

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

Mar 01   On this day in history japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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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   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

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

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   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   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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 in the year 1942.  

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.