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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

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") in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes on this day in history.  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1942 hMCS Spikenard (Corvette) torpedoed  

Feb 10   The first ever record 'Gold Disc' is presented to Glenn Miller on this day in history.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1942 in Montreal anti-conscription riot breaks out after 10,000 people rally at the Marché St-Jacques  

Feb 11   In the year 1942 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  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 13   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 singapore surrenders to Japanese forces  

Feb 15   The British colony of Singapore surrenders to Japanese troops during WWII on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 19   About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin in the year 1942.  

Feb 19   Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber 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   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 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   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

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

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

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