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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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

Oct 23   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Oct 27   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)  

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

Oct 29   Alaska highway completed on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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   In the year 1942 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault  

Nov 03   On this day in history battle of El Alamein ends in the North African desert in WWII  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Nov 05   George M Cohan, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 05   Theatrical agent George M. Cohan dies in the year 1942.  

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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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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