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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Aug 02   In the year 1942 friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77  

Aug 04   On this day in history 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz  

Aug 04   Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Aug 05   British govt cancels agreement of Munich in the year 1942.  

Aug 05   Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) on this day in history.  

Aug 06   -8] Riots by Dutch Jews in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) in the year 1942.  

Aug 07   In the year 1942 richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

Aug 08   In the year 1942 "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

Aug 08   6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC on this day in history.  

Aug 09   In the year 1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland  

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies in the year 1942.  

Aug 09   In the year 1942 hMAS CANBERRA (RAN) sunk in the South West Pacific, SE of Savo Island off northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands - by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Aug 09   HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island on this day in history.  

Aug 10   Gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa on this day in history.  

Aug 10   HMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160 on this day in history.  

Aug 11   - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland on this day in history.  

Aug 11   Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

Aug 12   On this day in history british premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin  

Aug 12   HMS CAIRO (AA), SUNK, Central Mediterranean, north of Bizerta, Tunisia by 1 torpedo from Italian submarine 'Axum' on this day in history.  

Aug 13   The Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa  

Aug 15   5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel on this day in history.  

Aug 16   In the year 1942 premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines  

Aug 17   In the year 1942 uS bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France  

Aug 18   Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs in the year 1942.  

Aug 18   Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Aug 19   On this day in history -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab  

Aug 19   On this day in history 1,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France  

Aug 19   First American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is in the year 1942.  

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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   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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 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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