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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 18 September 2020

May 03   Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

May 03   Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands on this day in history.  

May 04   Battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air) on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1942 food first rationed in US  

May 04   German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages in the year 1942.  

May 04   Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life) on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1942 the Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today  

May 05   Battle of Coral Sea on this day in history.  

May 05   In the year 1942 british assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar  

May 05   In the year 1942 uS begins rationing sugar during WWII  

May 06   CAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China in the year 1942.  

May 06   On this day in history corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion in the year 1942.  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 in the year 1942.  

May 07   On this day in history nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed  

May 08   Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea on this day in history.  

May 08   Battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack on this day in history.  

May 08   On this day in history german summer offensive opens in Crimea  

May 08   HMS OLYMPUS, sunk off Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. On passage with personnel from Malta to Gibraltar, including many of the crews of bombed submarines P.36 and P.39; few survivors on this day in history.  

May 09   On this day in history 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57  

May 10   Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74 in the year 1942.  

May 11   In the year 1942 german submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec  

May 11   On this day in history japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

May 12   On this day in history 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz  

May 12   On this day in history david Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine  

May 12   Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River on this day in history.  

May 12   Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 on this day in history.  

May 13   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

May 13   In the year 1942 helicopter makes its first cross-country flight  

May 13   Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

May 13   US troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji on this day in history.  

May 14   On this day in history the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established  

May 14   On this day in history uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma CalvĂ©, 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   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  

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