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Historical Events In 1942

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Oct 22   In the year 1942 gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies  

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   In the year 1942 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry  

Oct 24   Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Start of second El Alamein battle, Egypt on this day in history.  

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

Oct 25   Ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs & 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 26   In the year 1942 the birth of Bob Hoskins, British actor of stage and screen  

Oct 26   The U.S. aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk in the WWII Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on this day in history.  

Oct 27   On this day in history 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance  

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

Oct 28   Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan) on this day in history.  

Oct 29   16,000 Jews killed in Pinsk Russia in the year 1942.  

Oct 29   On this day in history alaska highway completed  

Oct 29   Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster in the year 1942.  

Oct 30   8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault in the year 1942.  

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

Nov 01   In the year 1942 10th day of battle at El Alamein  

Nov 01   Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34 on this day in history.  

Nov 02   11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir in the year 1942.  

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

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

Nov 03   Battle of El Alamein ends in the North African desert in WWII in the year 1942.  

Nov 03   In the year 1942 carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64  

Nov 03   On this day in history william L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago  

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   On this day in history marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz  

Nov 05   On this day in history george M Cohan, composer, dies at 64  

Nov 05   Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris in the year 1942.  

Nov 05   Theatrical agent George M. Cohan dies 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   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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   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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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