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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Nov 23   3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders on this day in history.  

Nov 23   Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized on this day in history.  

Nov 23   Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed on this day in history.  

Nov 23   In the year 1942 the V-173, a full-scale model of a fighter aircraft with an almost circular wing, made its first flight at the Vought-Sikorsky plant, Stratford, Conn. A military version of this aircraft, the XF5U-1, was constructed later but never flown.  

Nov 24   In the year 1942 fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk  

Nov 24   In the year 1942 the State Department confirms the existence of Nazi extermination camps and the murder of two million Jews to date.  

Nov 25   National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms on this day in history.  

Nov 26   On this day in history "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC  

Nov 27   On this day in history a B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for S Africa 1935-39), dies  

Nov 27   On this day in history bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ  

Nov 27   On this day in history french navy at Toulon scuttles ships and subs so Nazis don't take them  

Nov 27   In the year 1942 the birth of Jimi Hendrix, American Guitarist and singer  

Nov 28   500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston on this day in history.  

Nov 28   On this day in history nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA  

Nov 28   In the year 1942 the first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford's massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan  

Nov 28   In the year 1942 world War II saw the U.S. government ask its people to make a truly noble sacrifice--forgoing coffee. The government put the pinch to caffeine addicts across the nation, announcing coffee rationing to help aid the war effort.  

Nov 29   In the year 1942 uS rations coffee  

Nov 30   -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal on this day in history.  

Dec 01   Gasoline rationed in US on this day in history.  

Dec 02   On this day in history 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)  

Dec 02   On this day in history bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)  

Dec 02   First successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton in the year 1942.  

Dec 02   The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) in the year 1942.  

Dec 03   In the year 1942 wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75  

Dec 04   1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) on this day in history.  

Dec 04   On this day in history fDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration  

Dec 04   On this day in history first US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)  

Dec 04   On this day in history uS bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II  

Dec 05   In the year 1942 buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried  

Dec 05   CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto in the year 1942.  

Dec 06   Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth in the year 1942.  

Dec 08   8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB) on this day in history.  

Dec 08   In the year 1942 eight PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn back 8 Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal.  

Dec 10   Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people" 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   On this day in history 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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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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