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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jan 24   Musical "Star & Garter," premieres in NYC in the year 1942.  

Jan 25   In the year 1942 eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78  

Jan 25   Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus in the year 1942.  

Jan 26   1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland in the year 1942.  

Jan 26   On this day in history gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83  

Jan 26   Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Rommel on this day in history.  

Jan 26   The first US force in Europe during WWII goes ashore in Northern Ireland in the year 1942.  

Jan 26   U.S. troops land in Northern Ireland to support the Allied effort during WWII on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history wartime Prices and Trade Board brings in sugar rationing; 12 ounces per person per week  

Jan 27   In the year 1942 -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   In the year 1942 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  

Jan 28   General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine in the year 1942.  

Jan 28   In the year 1942 german troops occupy Benghazi Libya  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1942 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC  

Jan 29   German &Italian troops occupy Benghazi in the year 1942.  

Jan 29   On this day in history ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92  

Jan 29   Peru &Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination) on this day in history.  

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   Japanese troops land on Ambon in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 31   62 U boats sunk this month (327,000 ton) in the year 1942.  

Feb 01   2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms on this day in history.  

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

Feb 02   Los Angeles Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans in the year 1942.  

Feb 02   On this day in history uS auto factories switch from commercial to war production  

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

Feb 03   Japanese air raid on Java in the year 1942.  

Feb 04   Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II in the year 1942.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett &Gene Moore  

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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   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   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

Jan 05   On this day in history 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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 in the year 1942.  

Jan 12   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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