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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

May 14   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 movement of POWs ("A Force") to Thailand from Singapore for work on the Burma-Thailand Railway  

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

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

May 16   Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1942 the first transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma  

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

May 18   In the year 1942 nYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II  

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   In the year 1942 uS Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve  

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

May 21   In the year 1942 great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia  

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

May 22   Mexico declares war on nazi-Germany & Japan on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1942 kanga Force moved to Wau, Papua New Guinea  

May 26   Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London on this day in history.  

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

May 26   Tank battle at Bir Hakeim African corps vs British army in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

May 27   In the year 1942 hitler orders 10,000 Czechoslovakians murdered  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 29   On this day in history actor John Barrymore dies in Hollywood at age 60  

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

May 29   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

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

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   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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