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Historical Events In 1942

Monday, 21 September 2020

Jan 24   On this day in history musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC  

Jan 25   Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78 in the year 1942.  

Jan 25   In the year 1942 lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus  

Jan 26   On this day in history 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland  

Jan 26   Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83 in the year 1942.  

Jan 26   On this day in history italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel  

Jan 26   The first US force in Europe during WWII goes ashore in Northern Ireland on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1942 u.S. troops land in Northern Ireland to support the Allied effort during WWII.  

Jan 26   Wartime Prices and Trade Board brings in sugar rationing; 12 ounces per person per week in the year 1942.  

Jan 27   On this day in history -19F (-27.4C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850  

Jan 27   In the year 1942 -19F (-27.4C), Netherlands' coldest day since 1850  

Jan 27   HMS THANET, sunk south east Malaya in South China Sea - by gunfire of Japanese 5.5in cruiser 'Sendai' and destroyers while attacking Japanese troop transports in the year 1942.  

Jan 28   In the year 1942 general Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine  

Jan 28   German troops occupy Benghazi Libya on this day in history.  

Jan 28   In the year 1942 pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61  

Jan 29   1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history german &Italian troops occupy Benghazi  

Jan 29   Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92 in the year 1942.  

Jan 29   On this day in history peru &Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination)  

Jan 30   Hitler speaks at the Sports Palace in Berlin, "The war will end with the complete annihilation of the Jews." in the year 1942.  

Jan 30   On this day in history japanese troops land on Ambon  

Jan 30   In the year 1942 vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72  

Jan 31   62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton) on this day in history.  

Feb 01   2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms in the year 1942.  

Feb 02   On this day in history lA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans  

Feb 02   In the year 1942 los Angeles Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans  

Feb 02   US auto factories switch from commercial to war production in the year 1942.  

Feb 03   1st Japanese air raid on Java on this day in history.  

Feb 03   On this day in history japanese air raid on Java  

Feb 04   On this day in history clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II  

Feb 04   Clinton Pierce becomes first US General wounded in action in WWII on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1942 "Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City  

Feb 05   "Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn &Tracy opens at Radio City in the year 1942.  

Feb 05   Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett &Gene Moore in the year 1942.  

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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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, 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   On this day in history arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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