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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Jun 12   Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36 in the year 1942.  

Jun 13   On this day in history 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km  

Jun 13   First V-2 rocket launch, Peenemnde, Germany; reached 1.3 km in the year 1942.  

Jun 14   1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct in the year 1942.  

Jun 14   The first bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct on this day in history.  

Jun 14   Walt Disney's "Bambi" is released in the year 1942.  

Jun 15   Vera Figner, writer, dies in the year 1942.  

Jun 17   1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast) in the year 1942.  

Jun 17   HMS WILD SWAN, sunk in the North Atlantic off south west Ireland (c 50-00'N, 11-00'W) - by German Ju88 bombers on this day in history.  

Jun 17   In the year 1942 the first WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)  

Jun 18   In the year 1942 adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down  

Jun 18   In the year 1942 bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy  

Jun 18   On this day in history bernard W Robinson, becomes first black ensign in US Navy  

Jun 18   Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history paul Waner, is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits  

Jun 20   Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews in the year 1942.  

Jun 20   In the year 1942 japanese submarine shells isolated Estevan Point on Vancouver Island, with little damage; only time Canadian land territory under fire in World War II  

Jun 21   129ø F (54ø C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record) on this day in history.  

Jun 21   129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record) in the year 1942.  

Jun 21   Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa in the year 1942.  

Jun 22   Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon in the year 1942.  

Jun 23   World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales on this day in history.  

Jun 24   Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered on this day in history.  

Jun 25   British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II) in the year 1942.  

Jun 25   Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted in the year 1942.  

Jun 26   On this day in history german assault on British at Mersa Matruh  

Jun 27   On this day in history fBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island  

Jun 27   On this day in history fBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs that came from from a sub off NY's Long Island  

Jun 28   In the year 1942 col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj  

Jun 28   Germany and Italian Armies reach El Alamein, prepare for attack in Suez area in the year 1942.  

Jun 29   In the year 1942 dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony, premieres  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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   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 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   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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