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Historical Events In 1942

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Oct 22   Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 23   During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 24   On this day in history 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry  

Oct 24   Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 25   In the year 1942 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 28   On this day in history train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)  

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

Oct 29   Alaska highway completed on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)  

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

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Nov 03   On this day in history carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64  

Nov 03   William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago in the year 1942.  

Nov 04   13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afr corps draws back out Fuka-posing on this day in history.  

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

Nov 04   On this day in history marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz  

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

Nov 05   Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris on this day in history.  

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 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   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

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