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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 15 May 2021

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

May 15   On this day in history australian troops reinforce Port Moresby  

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

May 16   In the year 1942 bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies  

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   In the year 1942 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) on this day in history.  

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

May 20   US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve on this day in history.  

May 20   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

May 26   In the year 1942 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   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   On this day in history top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot & mortally wounded in Prague  

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

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

May 29   In the year 1942 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   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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

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