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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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

May 15   Australian troops reinforce Port Moresby in the year 1942.  

May 15   On this day in history gasoline first rationed in US (17 Eastern States)  

May 15   Movement of POWs ("A Force") to Thailand from Singapore for work on the Burma-Thailand Railway in the year 1942.  

May 15   Nazi occupiers in Netherlands arrests 2,000 Dutch officers on this day in history.  

May 16   1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma on this day in history.  

May 16   Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies in the year 1942.  

May 16   The first transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma in the year 1942.  

May 17   Dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler in the year 1942.  

May 18   NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1942 braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)  

May 19   [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69 in the year 1942.  

May 20   US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve in the year 1942.  

May 20   In the year 1942 uS Navy first permitted black recruits to serve  

May 21   On this day in history great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia  

May 22   México declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan on this day in history.  

May 22   On this day in history mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan  

May 23   Kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea in the year 1942.  

May 26   In the year 1942 anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London  

May 26   Belgian Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history tank battle at Bir Hakeim African corps vs British army  

May 26   Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army on this day in history.  

May 27   Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor in the year 1942.  

May 27   On this day in history hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered  

May 27   On this day in history italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim  

May 27   Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot & mortally wounded in Prague in the year 1942.  

May 28   1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich in the year 1942.  

May 28   1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich in the year 1942.  

May 29   Actor John Barrymore dies in Hollywood at age 60 on this day in history.  

May 29   Bing Crosby records "White Christmas" greatest selling record to date in the year 1942.  

May 29   In the year 1942 bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date  

May 29   In the year 1942 hMAS Perth damaged during Crete evacuation  

May 29   John Barrymore, US actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

May 30   In the year 1942 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WWII  

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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   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   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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