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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 27 November 2020

Jul 18   In the year 1942 messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, first jet fighter, takes first flight  

Jul 18   In the year 1942 the first legal NJ horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens  

Jul 19   Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony, premieres in US on this day in history.  

Jul 19   In the year 1942 himmler sends a secret directive to SS Lieutenant General F.W. Kinger ordering the "resettlement" of the entire Jewish population of the General Government, to be completed by December 31.  

Jul 20   1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training on this day in history.  

Jul 20   Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress in the year 1942.  

Jul 20   Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1942 women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines  

Jul 21   On this day in history 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va  

Jul 22   In the year 1942 4th Russian Pantser army forms with 80 tanks  

Jul 22   On this day in history beginning of Warsaw ghetto "Aktion." 6,000 to 7,000 a day are deported to Treblinka.  

Jul 22   On this day in history gas rationing begins along the Atlantic coast of the US to help the American war effort during WWII.  

Jul 22   On this day in history start of battle of the Kokoda Track, Papua  

Jul 23   On this day in history andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56  

Jul 23   In the year 1942 german troops conquer Rostow  

Jul 24   HMCS St. Croix (Destroyer) sinks the U-90 on this day in history.  

Jul 24   Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Jul 24   The Bureau of Aeronautics issued a Planning Directive calling for procurement of four Sikorsky helicopters for study and development by Navy and Coast Guard aviation forces on this day in history.  

Jul 25   German troops occupy Rostov in the year 1942.  

Jul 26   CAPT Joy Bright Hancock appointed Director, Women's Naval Reserve on this day in history.  

Jul 26   RAF bombs Hamburg on this day in history.  

Jul 26   In the year 1942 titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies  

Jul 27   Formation of Australian Women's Land Army in the year 1942.  

Jul 27   In the year 1942 william Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies  

Jul 28   On this day in history marty Brennaman, American sportscaster  

Jul 28   Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Russia in the year 1942.  

Jul 29   Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd on this day in history.  

Jul 30   On this day in history fDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES.  

Jul 30   FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES) on this day in history.  

Jul 30   German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia in the year 1942.  

Jul 31   Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

Jul 31   German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia in the year 1942.  

Aug 02   In the year 1942 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp  

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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   In the year 1942 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   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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

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