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Historical Events In 1942

Monday, 16 May 2022

Oct 01   In the year 1942 bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight  

Oct 02   In the year 1942 "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338  

Oct 02   On this day in history first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago  

Oct 02   RMS"Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338 in the Atlantic on this day in history.  

Oct 03   On this day in history fDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization  

Oct 03   Launch of the First A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km) on this day in history.  

Oct 04   German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Oct 05   5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred in the year 1942.  

Oct 06   On this day in history allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram  

Oct 06   On this day in history erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies  

Oct 07   1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad in the year 1942.  

Oct 08   On this day in history fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)  

Oct 08   On this day in history sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer  

Oct 09   Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy in the year 1942.  

Oct 10   1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt in the year 1942.  

Oct 10   In the year 1942 richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68  

Oct 11   On this day in history -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal  

Oct 11   Battle of Cape Esperance begins In two-day battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485) on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history battle of Cape Esperance begins: In two-day battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485).  

Oct 11   Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Oct 12   Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division in the year 1942.  

Oct 12   In the year 1942 uS navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance  

Oct 13   The birth of Paul Simon, singer (Simon and Garfunkel) on this day in history.  

Oct 14   In the year 1942 dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution  

Oct 15   On this day in history dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed  

Oct 15   German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 German's die in the year 1942.  

Oct 16   12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Oct 16   On this day in history cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills 40,000 south of Calcutta India  

Oct 18   On this day in history hitler orders allied commandos to be killed  

Oct 20   "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations in the year 1942.  

Oct 20   In the year 1942 may Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84  

Oct 21   Elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love) on this day in history.  

Oct 22   On this day in history 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland  

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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   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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