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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Feb 06   On this day in history wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78  

Feb 07   1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8") in the year 1942.  

Feb 07   On this day in history dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56  

Feb 08   Congress advises FDR that Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50  

Feb 08   Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes," premieres in Los Angeles in the year 1942.  

Feb 09   Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US in the year 1942.  

Feb 09   In the year 1942 japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes  

Feb 10   In the year 1942 glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"  

Feb 10   HMCS Spikenard (Corvette) torpedoed in the year 1942.  

Feb 10   In the year 1942 the first ever record 'Gold Disc' is presented to Glenn Miller  

Feb 11   In the year 1942 "Archie" comic book debuts  

Feb 11   On this day in history in Montreal anti-conscription riot breaks out after 10,000 people rally at the Marché St-Jacques  

Feb 11   On this day, the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, as well as the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, escape from the French port of Brest and make a mad dash up the English Channel to safety in German waters. Very embarrassing for the Royal Navy in the year 1942.  

Feb 12   3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49  

Feb 12   Three German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany much to the frustration of the Royal Navy in the year 1942.  

Feb 13   On this day in history hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled  

Feb 13   On this day in history hitler's Operation Seelöwe (invasion of England) cancelled  

Feb 14   Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history british and Australian forces surrender at Singapore Over 15,000 Australian soldiers become prisoners of war  

Feb 15   In the year 1942 german U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery  

Feb 15   Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra  

Feb 15   On this day in history singapore surrenders to Japanese forces  

Feb 15   The British colony of Singapore surrenders to Japanese troops during WWII in the year 1942.  

Feb 16   On this day in history german submarines attack Aruba oil refinery  

Feb 16   On this day in history massacre of 22 members of the Australian Army Nursing Service and other survivors of the SS Vyner Brooke, on Banka Island, Straits of Sumatra  

Feb 18   On this day in history japanese troop land on Bali  

Feb 18   On this day in history the birth of Milos Forman, Czech director.  

Feb 19   On this day in history about 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin  

Feb 19   Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber on this day in history.  

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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   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

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

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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