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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

Jun 12   In the year 1942 tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City  

Jun 12   In the year 1942 walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36  

Jun 13   1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km in the year 1942.  

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

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

Jun 14   In the year 1942 the first bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct  

Jun 14   Walt Disney's "Bambi" is released on this day in history.  

Jun 15   Vera Figner, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jun 17   On this day in history 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)  

Jun 17   In the year 1942 hMS WILD SWAN, sunk in the North Atlantic off south west Ireland (c 50-00'N, 11-00'W) - by German Ju88 bombers.  

Jun 17   On this day in history the first WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)  

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

Jun 18   On this day in history bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy  

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

Jun 20   In the year 1942 adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews  

Jun 20   On this day in history 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) in the year 1942.  

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

Jun 21   On this day in history rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa  

Jun 22   In the year 1942 japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon  

Jun 23   In the year 1942 world War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.  

Jun 24   On this day in history admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered  

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

Jun 25   Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67 in the year 1942.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Jun 27   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history germany and Italian Armies reach El Alamein, prepare for attack in Suez area.  

Jun 29   Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony, premieres on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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

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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