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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

Oct 23   1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk on this day in history.  

Oct 23   On this day in history during WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt  

Oct 23   In the year 1942 georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies  

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

Oct 24   On this day in history arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies  

Oct 24   In the year 1942 start of second El Alamein battle, Egypt  

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

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

Oct 26   In the year 1942 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal  

Oct 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1942.  

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   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   In the year 1942 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault  

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

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

Nov 01   In the year 1942 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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' in the year 1942.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   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 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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