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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Jan 13   On this day in history interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration  

Jan 14   In the year 1942 japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo  

Jan 15   On this day in history cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II  

Jan 15   In the year 1942 fDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII  

Jan 15   Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58 in the year 1942.  

Jan 16   In the year 1942 actress Carole Lombard, and twenty other people, die in a plane crash near Las Vegas.  

Jan 16   On this day in history barbara Lynn, [Ozen], US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing), dies  

Jan 16   In the year 1942 screen star Carole Lombard, her mother and 20 other people were killed in a commercial airliner crash near Las Vegas, Nev. Lombard was the wife of actor Clark Gable.  

Jan 16   William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army in the year 1942.  

Jan 16   William Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army in the year 1942.  

Jan 17   Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history japanese forces invade Burma  

Jan 19   On this day in history japanese forces invade Burma during World War 2  

Jan 19   On this day in history titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers  

Jan 20   In the year 1942 japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain  

Jan 20   On this day in history japanese invade Burma  

Jan 20   On this day in history nazi officials decide on their "final solution" that calls for the extermination of Jews.  

Jan 20   Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin deciding on "final solution" calling for extermination of Europe's Jews in the year 1942.  

Jan 20   On this day in history wannsee Conference Details of plan to murder 11,000,000 European Jews are drafted.  

Jan 20   Wannsee Conference: Details of plan to murder 11,000,000 European Jews are drafted in the year 1942.  

Jan 21   In the year 1942 bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal  

Jan 21   In the year 1942 count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"  

Jan 21   Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72 in the year 1942.  

Jan 21   In the year 1942 japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain  

Jan 21   In the year 1942 tito's partisans occupy Foca  

Jan 21   On this day in history unified partisan organization is established in the Vilna ghetto. Resistance organization set upon Kovno ghetto.  

Jan 22   Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain in the year 1942.  

Jan 22   In the year 1942 reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81  

Jan 23   Japanese capture Rabaul, New Guinea in the year 1942.  

Jan 23   On this day in history japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain  

Jan 23   In the year 1942 tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army  

Jan 24   Battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II on this day in history.  

Jan 24   On this day in history in Ottawa Wartime Prices and Trade Board rations sugar to 3/4 lb per person per week; cut to 1/2 lb  

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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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

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

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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