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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 20 May 2022

May 03   Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed in the year 1942.  

May 03   On this day in history luftwaffe bombs Exeter  

May 03   On this day in history nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands  

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   On this day in history german occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages  

May 04   Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life) in the year 1942.  

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

May 05   In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea  

May 05   British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar on this day in history.  

May 05   On this day in history uS begins rationing sugar during WWII  

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

May 06   In the year 1942 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies  

May 07   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion  

May 07   Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

May 07   Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed on this day in history.  

May 08   Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea in the year 1942.  

May 08   On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack  

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   German submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec in the year 1942.  

May 11   In the year 1942 japanese troops conquer Kalewa  

May 12   1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz in the year 1942.  

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

May 12   On this day in history nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River  

May 12   Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 in the year 1942.  

May 13   On this day in history helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight  

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

May 13   In the year 1942 hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41  

May 13   On this day in history uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji  

May 14   In the year 1942 the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established  

May 14   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms on this day in history.  

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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   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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   In the year 1942 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   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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