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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 02 July 2022

Aug 19   On this day in history honorary Capt. John Weir Foote (Cdn. Chaplain Service) wins the Victoria Cross at Dieppe, France  

Aug 19   In the year 1942 lt.-Colonel Charles C.I. Merritt (The South Saksatchewan Regiment) wins the Victoria Corss at Dieppe, France  

Aug 20   In the year 1942 dim-out regulations implemented in SF  

Aug 20   In the year 1942 the birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor  

Aug 21   In the year 1942 alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus  

Aug 21   On this day in history kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies  

Aug 22   Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy in the year 1942.  

Aug 22   On this day in history henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72  

Aug 23   1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

Aug 24   On this day in history sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands  

Aug 25   On this day in history battle of Milne Bay, Papua  

Aug 25   On this day in history george EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39  

Aug 25   SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth on this day in history.  

Aug 26   7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France on this day in history.  

Aug 26   7,000 Jews rounded up in Vichy Free Zone of France on this day in history.  

Aug 27   Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy on this day in history.  

Aug 27   HMCS Oakville (Corvette) sinks a U-Boat in the Caribbean in the year 1942.  

Aug 28   On this day in history 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)  

Aug 28   In the year 1942 reigner cable is sent to Stephen S. Wise - specifying Nazi plans to exterminate almost 4 million Jews.  

Aug 29   American Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program) on this day in history.  

Aug 30   In the year 1942 battle of Alam Halfa - 9th Australian Division again in action at El Alamein  

Aug 30   Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1942 von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle  

Sep 02   On this day in history german troops enter Stalingrad  

Sep 02   In the year 1942 sternbuch cable arrives at the Polish embassy in Washington, recounting the deportation of 100,000 Jews from Warsaw to death camps, and how Jewish babies were being used to produce soap and fertilizer for Germany industry.  

Sep 02   The Chief Rabbi of Norway, Julues Samuel, refuses to go into hiding and chooses to join 208 Norwegian Jews sent to Bergen Belsen on this day in history.  

Sep 03   In the year 1942 ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, begins his solo singing career.  

Sep 04   In the year 1942 transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany  

Sep 05   In the year 1942 battle at Alam Halfa ends  

Sep 05   The birth of Raquel Welch, American film actress on this day in history.  

Sep 06   56th US Womens Tennis: Pauline Betz beats A Louise Brough (46 61 64) in the year 1942.  

Sep 06   German advance into the USSR halted at Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Sep 07   In the year 1942 62nd US Mens Tennis: F Schroeder Jr beats F Parker (86 75 36 46 62)  

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

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 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

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

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   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 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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