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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 02 October 2022

May 30   Reichsführer Himmler arrives in Prague on this day in history.  

May 30   In the year 1942 uS aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor  

May 31   Japanese midget submarines raid Sydney Harbour in the year 1942.  

May 31   In the year 1942 luftwaffe bombs Canterbury  

May 31   On this day in history reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated  

Jun 01   On this day in history ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53  

Jun 01   On this day in history treblinka opens.  

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   In the year 1942 battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II  

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

Jun 04   Capitol Record Co opens for business on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Japanese suffer heavy losses at Midway Island in the year 1942.  

Jun 04   On this day in history reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies  

Jun 04   On this day in history the Battle of Midway begins  

Jun 05   British offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie in the year 1942.  

Jun 05   In the year 1942 eichmann officially notes that since December 1941, 97,000 people have been "processed" in three gas-vans.  

Jun 06   1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray) on this day in history.  

Jun 06   Japanese are turned back at the Battle of Midway on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway  

Jun 06   Nazis burn village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal of killing Heydrich in the year 1942.  

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

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   On this day in history tobruk in the African Desert falls to Germans; Axis claims 25,000 prisoners.  

Jun 09   Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy govt in the year 1942.  

Jun 10   In the year 1942 jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63  

Jun 10   On this day in history massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia) Gestapo kills 173  

Jun 10   On this day in history massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173  

Jun 11   German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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 on this day in history.  

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