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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Feb 19   On this day in history first Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943  

Feb 19   Japanese troop land on Timor on this day in history.  

Feb 19   In the year 1942 tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"  

Feb 19   U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt grants authority for the military to intern Japanese-Americans during WWII on this day in history.  

Feb 20   Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1942.  

Feb 20   In the year 1942 lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers  

Feb 20   Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn  

Feb 21   In the year 1942 uS male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht  

Feb 22   On this day in history world War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapses.  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA in the year 1942.  

Feb 23   Japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60  

Feb 24   In the year 1942 the Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor.  

Feb 24   In the year 1942 voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

Feb 25   In the year 1942 leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61  

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   Government starts evacuating 21,000 Japanese Canadians from coastal regions of British Columbia to interior work camps; under War Measures Act on this day in history.  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies  

Feb 26   On this day in history werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

Feb 26   WWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same" on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 first transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany  

Feb 27   On this day in history j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52  

Feb 27   The allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea in the year 1942.  

Feb 28   1st weapon drop on Netherlands on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1942 hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Feb 28   On this day in history japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies  

Feb 28   On this day in history race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit  

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   HMS EXETER sunk, East Indies, north west of Surabaya in Java Sea by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force in the year 1942.  

Mar 01   Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 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   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

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