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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Jun 12   Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam) in the year 1942.  

Jun 12   Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City in the year 1942.  

Jun 12   On this day in history walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36  

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

Jun 13   First V-2 rocket launch, Peenemnde, Germany; reached 1.3 km on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct  

Jun 14   On this day in history the first bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct  

Jun 14   In the year 1942 walt Disney's "Bambi" is released  

Jun 15   In the year 1942 vera Figner, writer, dies  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jun 18   Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down in the year 1942.  

Jun 18   Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy on this day in history.  

Jun 18   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 paul Waner, is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits  

Jun 20   Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 21   On this day in history 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)  

Jun 21   In the year 1942 rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa  

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) on this day in history.  

Jun 25   In the year 1942 hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67  

Jun 25   Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted on this day in history.  

Jun 26   In the year 1942 german assault on British at Mersa Matruh  

Jun 27   FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island on this day in history.  

Jun 27   FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs that came from from a sub off NY's Long Island in the year 1942.  

Jun 28   Col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj on this day in history.  

Jun 28   On this day in history germany and Italian Armies reach El Alamein, prepare for attack in Suez area.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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