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Historical Events In 1942

Thursday, 26 May 2022

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   In the year 1942 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history japanese sub fires on oil refinery in Ellwood CA  

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

Feb 23   Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61  

Feb 26   On this day in history 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 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   Werner Heisenberger informs Nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen" on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   In the year 1942 j S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun  

Feb 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies on this day in history.  

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

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   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   In the year 1942 birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

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   In the year 1942 pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)  

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   On this day in history george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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