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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

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

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

May 15   Gasoline first rationed in US (17 Eastern States) in the year 1942.  

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

May 15   In the year 1942 nazi occupiers in Netherlands arrests 2,000 Dutch officers  

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

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   In the year 1942 dutch SS vows loyalty to Hitler  

May 18   NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II in the year 1942.  

May 19   On this day in history 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   US Navy first permitted black recruits to serve on this day in history.  

May 21   Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia in the year 1942.  

May 22   In the year 1942 méxico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan  

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

May 23   Kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea on this day in history.  

May 26   Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London in the year 1942.  

May 26   Belgian Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

May 27   On this day in history dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor  

May 27   Hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered on this day in history.  

May 27   Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim on this day in history.  

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

May 28   On this day in history 1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich  

May 28   On this day in history 1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich  

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

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

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

May 29   HMAS Perth damaged during Crete evacuation in the year 1942.  

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

May 30   1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WWII 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   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  

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   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   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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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