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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

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

Jan 14   Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo on this day in history.  

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

Jan 15   FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII in the year 1942.  

Jan 15   In the year 1942 melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58  

Jan 16   On this day in history actress Carole Lombard, and twenty other people, die in a plane crash near Las Vegas.  

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

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   On this day in history william Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army  

Jan 16   On this day in history william Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army  

Jan 17   Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1942.  

Jan 18   On this day in history nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman  

Jan 19   In the year 1942 japanese forces invade Burma  

Jan 19   Japanese forces invade Burma during World War 2 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1942 titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers  

Jan 20   Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Japanese invade Burma on this day in history.  

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   Wannsee Conference Details of plan to murder 11,000,000 European Jews are drafted on this day in history.  

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

Jan 21   Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 21   In the year 1942 henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72  

Jan 21   Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain in the year 1942.  

Jan 21   On this day in history tito's partisans occupy Foca  

Jan 21   Unified partisan organization is established in the Vilna ghetto. Resistance organization set upon Kovno ghetto in the year 1942.  

Jan 22   Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch Natl Front, dies at 81 in the year 1942.  

Jan 23   In the year 1942 japanese capture Rabaul, New Guinea  

Jan 23   Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain in the year 1942.  

Jan 23   On this day in history tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps vs British army  

Jan 24   In the year 1942 battle of Makassar Strait, destroyer attack on Japanese convoy in first surface action in the Pacific during World War II  

Jan 24   In Ottawa Wartime Prices and Trade Board rations sugar to 3/4 lb per person per week; cut to 1/2 lb in the year 1942.  

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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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

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 on this day in history.  

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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