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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 02 July 2020

Oct 01   Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

Oct 03   FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization on this day in history.  

Oct 03   Launch of the First A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km) in the year 1942.  

Oct 04   In the year 1942 german assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad  

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

Oct 06   Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram on this day in history.  

Oct 06   Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 08   Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 09   On this day in history statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.  

Oct 10   1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt on this day in history.  

Oct 10   Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Oct 11   -Oct 12] Sea battle at Cape Esperance Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  

Oct 11   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division  

Oct 12   US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance on this day in history.  

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

Oct 14   On this day in history dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution  

Oct 15   In the year 1942 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 in the year 1942.  

Oct 16   In the year 1942 aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC  

Oct 16   In the year 1942 cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills 40,000 south of Calcutta India  

Oct 18   Hitler orders allied commandos to be killed on this day in history.  

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

Oct 20   May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Oct 21   On this day in history elvin Bishop, Tulsa OK, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)  

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 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   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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