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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

May 30   On this day in history uS aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor  

May 31   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 treblinka opens.  

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

Jun 02   In the year 1942 the birth of Barry Levinson, American film director  

Jun 03   Battle of Midway Island begins in the year 1942.  

Jun 04   Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history japanese are turned back at the Battle of Midway.  

Jun 06   In the year 1942 japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway  

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

Jun 06   In the year 1942 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   USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island in the year 1942.  

Jun 08   Bing Cosby records "Silent Night" in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy govt  

Jun 10   On this day in history jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63  

Jun 10   In the year 1942 massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia) Gestapo kills 173  

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

Jun 11   On this day in history 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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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

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   In the year 1942 death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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