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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Feb 19   First Japanese air raid on Darwin The city was bombed 64 times between feb 1942 and nov 1943 in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 19   Tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah" on this day in history.  

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

Feb 20   On this day in history guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76  

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   US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn in the year 1942.  

Feb 21   US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 23   On this day in history japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif  

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

Feb 24   On this day in history the Struma, a small cattle boat with 769 refugees heading illegally towards Palestine, is torpedoed, leaving one survivor.  

Feb 24   On this day in history voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)  

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1942.  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb  

Feb 26   In the year 1942 german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bombs  

Feb 26   Government starts evacuating 21,000 Japanese Canadians from coastal regions of British Columbia to interior work camps; under War Measures Act in the year 1942.  

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

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   1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   First transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 28   1st weapon drop on Netherlands in the year 1942.  

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

Feb 28   In the year 1942 japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies  

Feb 28   Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor in the year 1942.  

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

Mar 01   On this day in history japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java  

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Famous Birthdays In 1942

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1942 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   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  

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   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   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   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  

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