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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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

May 15   In the year 1942 australian troops reinforce Port Moresby  

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

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

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

May 16   In the year 1942 1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma  

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

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   On this day in history nYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II  

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

May 19   On this day in history [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69  

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

May 22   México declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London  

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   In the year 1942 tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

May 29   In the year 1942 actor John Barrymore dies in Hollywood at age 60  

May 29   On this day in history bing Crosby records "White Christmas" greatest selling record to date  

May 29   Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date on this day in history.  

May 29   HMAS Perth damaged during Crete evacuation on this day in history.  

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   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   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   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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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   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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