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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 06 May 2021

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

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

Feb 07   Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56 in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 08   Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 09   In the year 1942 daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US  

Feb 09   On this day in history japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes  

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

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history 3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany  

Feb 12   Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49 in the year 1942.  

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

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

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

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

Feb 14   In the year 1942 rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens  

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

Feb 15   On this day in history german U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery  

Feb 15   In the year 1942 guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91  

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   On this day in history the British colony of Singapore surrenders to Japanese troops during WWII.  

Feb 16   German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Feb 18   Japanese troop land on Bali in the year 1942.  

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

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

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   Emma CalvĂ©, 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 on this day in history.  

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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