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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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   On this day in history british govt cancels agreement of Munich  

Aug 05   Rick Huxley, guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over) in the year 1942.  

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

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

Aug 07   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history "Monty" appointed commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein  

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   On this day in history 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 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   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   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   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' in the year 1942.  

Aug 13   In the year 1942 the Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet directed that an Aircraft Experimental and Developmental Squadron be established at NAS Anacostia.  

Aug 14   Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa in the year 1942.  

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

Aug 16   Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow on this day in history.  

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

Aug 17   Submarines USS Nautilus and USS Argonaut land 222 Marines on Makin Island, first amphibious attack made from submarines on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   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   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 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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