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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Mar 16   Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian composer (African Dance), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported in the year 1942.  

Mar 17   In the year 1942 extermination begins at Belzec.  

Mar 17   General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander on this day in history.  

Mar 18   2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out in the year 1942.  

Mar 18   On this day in history illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters  

Mar 19   FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty in the year 1942.  

Mar 19   On this day in history fDR orders men between 45 &64 to register for non military duty  

Mar 19   In the year 1942 secNav gave Civil Engineering Corps command of Seabees  

Mar 19   In the year 1942 thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago  

Mar 20   Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia on this day in history.  

Mar 20   In the year 1942 general MacArthur vows, "I shall return"  

Mar 20   In the year 1942 major German assault on Malta  

Mar 20   On this day in history theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41  

Mar 21   Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Heavy German assault on Malta on this day in history.  

Mar 21   The Flying Tigers were incorporated into the U.S. Army Air Force in the year 1942.  

Mar 22   On this day in history heavy German assault on Malta  

Mar 23   2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported in the year 1942.  

Mar 23   Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean in the year 1942.  

Mar 23   US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers in the year 1942.  

Mar 25   In the year 1942 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp  

Mar 25   R&B vocalist Aretha Franklin born this day in the year 1942.  

Mar 26   On this day in history 1st "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau Camps  

Mar 26   20 tons of gelignite kills 21 in a stone quarry in Easton PA on this day in history.  

Mar 26   In the year 1942 aDM King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet  

Mar 26   German offensive in North-Africa under Colonel-General Rommel on this day in history.  

Mar 26   The first "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz &Birkenau Camps on this day in history.  

Mar 26   The first 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec in the year 1942.  

Mar 27   In the year 1942 -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire  

Mar 27   On this day in history allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire  

Mar 27   Japanese still residing in California are told they must evacuate within 24 hours of receiving orders on this day in history.  

Mar 27   Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (New York NY) on this day in history.  

Mar 27   In the year 1942 the Canadian Parliament passes War Appropriation (United Kingdom) Finance Act; $700 million British debt written off. The cost to each Canadian is $87  

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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   In the year 1942 birth of john Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)  

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader  

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

Jan 12   In the year 1942 george Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies  

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