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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

May 14   US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded in the year 1942.  

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

May 15   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies  

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

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

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

May 20   On this day in history uS Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve  

May 20   On this day in history uS Navy first permitted black recruits to serve  

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

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

May 22   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

May 27   In the year 1942 dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

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

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   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   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

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

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

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