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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Aug 02   Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77 in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 04   On this day in history alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81  

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

Aug 05   In the year 1942 rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)  

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

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

Aug 07   On this day in history american marines begin assault on Guadalcanal  

Aug 07   Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Aug 09   Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 10   In the year 1942 gen B Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in N Africa  

Aug 10   In the year 1942 hMS EAGLE sunk north of Algiers, Algeria by 4 torpedoes from German U-73. 260 men lost out a wartime crew of 1,160  

Aug 11   - Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in the year 1942.  

Aug 11   In the year 1942 richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60  

Aug 12   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa  

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

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

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   In the year 1942 carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs  

Aug 18   On this day in history erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48  

Aug 19   -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 19   In the year 1942 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   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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

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