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Historical Events In 1942

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

Feb 19   On this day in history japanese troop land on Timor  

Feb 19   On this day in history tommy Dorsey &his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"  

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   In the year 1942 guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76  

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

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

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

Feb 23   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 in the year 1942.  

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

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

Feb 25   Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history german battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb  

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

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

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

Feb 26   In the year 1942 werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"  

Feb 26   WWII Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same" in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52 in the year 1942.  

Feb 27   On this day in history the allies are routed in the Battle of the Java Sea.  

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

Feb 28   On this day in history hMAS PERTH (RAN) sunk in Sunda Strait, western Java by torpedoes and 8in gunfire of Japanese cruiser force.  

Feb 28   Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies in the year 1942.  

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

Mar 01   Extermination begins at Sobibor on this day in history.  

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   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born in the year 1942.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1942 henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

Jan 08   In the year 1942 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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