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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Dec 11   Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia in the year 1942.  

Dec 12   German offensive in South Western Stalingrad on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1942 eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78  

Dec 13   In the year 1942 seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader  

Dec 14   Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Dec 15   In the year 1942 massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs  

Dec 15   Massachusetts issues first US vehicular license plate tabs in the year 1942.  

Dec 15   The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued the first plastic license-plate tabs in the year 1942.  

Dec 16   On this day in history hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan  

Dec 17   On this day in history allies condemn the Nazis for murdering Jews.  

Dec 17   Allies in London sentence German war criminals in the year 1942.  

Dec 18   Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 20   1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63 in the year 1942.  

Dec 21   In the year 1942 leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63  

Dec 21   US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal on this day in history.  

Dec 22   World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon in the year 1942.  

Dec 23   In the year 1942 allies air attack on Den Helder  

Dec 24   In the year 1942 1st powered flight of V-1 buzz bomb, Peenemunde, Germany  

Dec 24   First powered flight of V-1 buzz bomb, Peenemonde, Germany on this day in history.  

Dec 24   In the year 1942 friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80  

Dec 24   On this day in history the department of National Defence says there are now 681,615 volunteers and conscripts in the Canadian forces.  

Dec 25   Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1942 the Canadian-escorted convoy ONS-154 loses 14 ships to German U-boats in mid-Atlantic; gets 32 to Britain by Dec. 30.  

Dec 27   On this day in history 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use  

Dec 28   Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus in the year 1942.  

Dec 28   Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times in the year 1942.  

Dec 29   On this day in history frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83  

Dec 29   Jerry Summers, rocker on this day in history.  

Dec 31   In the year 1942 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)  

Dec 31   On this day in history commissioning of USS Essex (CV-9), first of new class of aircraft carriers, at Norfolk, VA  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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   In the year 1942 jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

Jan 03   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

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   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 12   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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