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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Aug 02   Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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

Aug 05   British govt cancels agreement of Munich on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

Aug 06   On this day in history -8] Riots by Dutch Jews  

Aug 07   On this day in history 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

Aug 07   American marines begin assault on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

Aug 07   In the year 1942 anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)  

Aug 07   On this day in history richard Gott, Brit gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43  

Aug 08   "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein on this day in history.  

Aug 08   6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Wash DC in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 09   In the year 1942 edith Stein, German philosopher, dies  

Aug 09   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 on this day in history.  

Aug 09   HMAS Canberra sunk in battle of Savo Island in the year 1942.  

Aug 10   On this day in history gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa  

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   On this day in history - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland  

Aug 11   Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 12   British premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Aug 15   In the year 1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel  

Aug 16   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow in the year 1942.  

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

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   US bombers staged 1st independent raid on Europe attack Rouen, France in the year 1942.  

Aug 18   Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs on this day in history.  

Aug 18   In the year 1942 erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48  

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   On this day in history first American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

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

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

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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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