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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Feb 06   Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78 in the year 1942.  

Feb 07   1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8") on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort  

Feb 08   In the year 1942 fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50  

Feb 08   Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes," premieres in Los Angeles on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes in the year 1942.  

Feb 10   Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo" on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history hMCS Spikenard (Corvette) torpedoed  

Feb 10   On this day in history the first ever record 'Gold Disc' is presented to Glenn Miller  

Feb 11   On this day in history "Archie" comic book debuts  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history three German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany much to the frustration of the Royal Navy  

Feb 13   Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled on this day in history.  

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

Feb 14   In the year 1942 japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra  

Feb 14   Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history german U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery  

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

Feb 15   Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra in the year 1942.  

Feb 15   Singapore surrenders to Japanese forces in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 16   In the year 1942 german submarines attack Aruba oil refinery  

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

Feb 18   Japanese troop land on Bali on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1942 the birth of Milos Forman, Czech director.  

Feb 19   About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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