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.