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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"  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 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   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

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