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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 09 July 2020

Oct 22   Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 23   In the year 1942 1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk  

Oct 23   In the year 1942 during WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt  

Oct 23   Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies in the year 1942.  

Oct 24   2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry in the year 1942.  

Oct 24   In the year 1942 arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies  

Oct 24   On this day in history start of second El Alamein battle, Egypt  

Oct 25   On this day in history 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive  

Oct 25   On this day in history ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs & 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies  

Oct 26   On this day in history 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal  

Oct 26   The birth of Bob Hoskins, British actor of stage and screen on this day in history.  

Oct 26   The U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the WWII Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in the year 1942.  

Oct 27   In the year 1942 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance  

Oct 28   In the year 1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery  

Oct 28   In the year 1942 train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)  

Oct 29   On this day in history 16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk Russia  

Oct 29   Alaska highway completed in the year 1942.  

Oct 29   Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster on this day in history.  

Oct 30   8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault on this day in history.  

Oct 31   94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history 10th day of battle at El Alamein  

Nov 01   On this day in history hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34  

Nov 02   On this day in history 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir  

Nov 02   Montgomery (Br) defeats Rommel (Ger) in battle of Alamein (WW II) on this day in history.  

Nov 03   12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Battle of El Alamein ends in the North African desert in WWII on this day in history.  

Nov 03   Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64 in the year 1942.  

Nov 03   William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago on this day in history.  

Nov 04   In the year 1942 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afr corps draws back out Fuka-posing  

Nov 04   On this day in history battle of El Alamein ends with victory for the allies, after 12 days conflict with Rommel's 'Africa Corps'  

Nov 04   Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz on this day in history.  

Nov 05   In the year 1942 george M Cohan, composer, dies at 64  

Nov 05   On this day in history nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris  

Nov 05   In the year 1942 theatrical agent George M. Cohan dies.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

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