Historical Events In 1942
Monday, 19 April 2021
Nov 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders on this day in history.
Nov 23 On this day in history coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
Nov 23 Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed on this day in history.
Nov 23 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 in the year 1942.
Nov 24 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk in the year 1942.
Nov 24 The State Department confirms the existence of Nazi extermination camps and the murder of two million Jews to date in the year 1942.
Nov 25 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms in the year 1942.
Nov 26 "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC in the year 1942.
Nov 27 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for S Africa 1935-39), dies on this day in history.
Nov 27 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ on this day in history.
Nov 27 In the year 1942 french navy at Toulon scuttles ships and subs so Nazis don't take them
Nov 27 The birth of Jimi Hendrix, American Guitarist and singer on this day in history.
Nov 28 On this day in history 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
Nov 28 On this day in history nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA
Nov 28 The first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford's massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan in the year 1942.
Nov 28 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 on this day in history.
Nov 29 On this day in history uS rations coffee
Nov 30 On this day in history -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
Dec 01 On this day in history gasoline rationed in US
Dec 02 On this day in history 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)
Dec 02 Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup) on this day in history.
Dec 02 On this day in history first successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton
Dec 02 The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) in the year 1942.
Dec 03 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1942.
Dec 04 In the year 1942 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
Dec 04 In the year 1942 fDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
Dec 04 In the year 1942 first US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
Dec 04 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history cFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
Dec 06 In the year 1942 queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
Dec 08 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB) in the year 1942.
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 In the year 1942 hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"