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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 09 December 2021

May 30   In the year 1942 reichsführer Himmler arrives in Prague  

May 30   US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor in the year 1942.  

May 31   In the year 1942 japanese midget submarines raid Sydney Harbour  

May 31   Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury on this day in history.  

May 31   Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated on this day in history.  

Jun 01   Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Jun 01   Treblinka opens on this day in history.  

Jun 02   Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator in the year 1942.  

Jun 02   The birth of Barry Levinson, American film director on this day in history.  

Jun 03   On this day in history battle of Midway Island begins  

Jun 04   On this day in history battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II  

Jun 04   Battle of Midway begins; Japan's first major defeat in WW II on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Capitol Record Co opens for business in the year 1942.  

Jun 04   In the year 1942 japanese suffer heavy losses at Midway Island  

Jun 04   Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies in the year 1942.  

Jun 04   The Battle of Midway begins on this day in history.  

Jun 05   British offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie on this day in history.  

Jun 05   Eichmann officially notes that since December 1941, 97,000 people have been "processed" in three gas-vans on this day in history.  

Jun 06   1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray) in the year 1942.  

Jun 06   Japanese are turned back at the Battle of Midway in the year 1942.  

Jun 06   Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history the first nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)  

Jun 07   Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan on this day in history.  

Jun 07   On this day in history uSS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island  

Jun 08   Bing Cosby records "Silent Night" on this day in history.  

Jun 08   Eisenhower is appointed Commanding General of the European Theater of Operations on this day in history.  

Jun 08   Tobruk in the African Desert falls to Germans; Axis claims 25,000 prisoners in the year 1942.  

Jun 09   Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy govt on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63 in the year 1942.  

Jun 10   Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia) Gestapo kills 173 in the year 1942.  

Jun 10   Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173 on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1942 german army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa  

Jun 11   US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II 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   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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

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   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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

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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