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Historical Events Happened In 1942

Wednesday, 26 November 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 20   In the year 1942 guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76  

Feb 20   Lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers in the year 1942.  

Feb 20   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German) on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Feb 26   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

Feb 26   WWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same" on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   First transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1942 karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52  

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

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

Feb 28   Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.