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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

May 30   In the year 1942 reichsführer Himmler arrives in Prague  

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

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

May 31   Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1942 reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated  

Jun 01   Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53 in the year 1942.  

Jun 01   Treblinka opens in the year 1942.  

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   Battle of Midway Island begins in the year 1942.  

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

Jun 04   In the year 1942 battle of Midway begins; Japan's first major defeat in WW II  

Jun 04   On this day in history capitol Record Co opens for business  

Jun 04   Japanese suffer heavy losses at Midway Island on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies on this day in history.  

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

Jun 05   In the year 1942 british offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie  

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

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

Jun 06   On this day in history japanese are turned back at the Battle of Midway.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jun 08   In the year 1942 bing Cosby records "Silent Night"  

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

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

Jun 09   On this day in history 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   On this day in history massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia) Gestapo kills 173  

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

Jun 11   German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1942 uS & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II  

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

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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