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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Mar 28   -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck on this day in history.  

Mar 28   234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck on this day in history.  

Mar 28   British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67 in the year 1942.  

Mar 29   British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea in the year 1942.  

Mar 29   On this day in history german submarine U-585 sinks  

Mar 30   1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau in the year 1942.  

Mar 30   In the year 1942 alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81  

Mar 30   SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp in the year 1942.  

Mar 30   The first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau on this day in history.  

Mar 30   On this day in history world War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter.  

Apr 01   In the year 1942 allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor  

Apr 01   In the year 1942 department of Munitions & Supply puts gasoline on coupon rationing; national speed limit of 64 km an hour proclaimed.  

Apr 01   First Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned in the year 1942.  

Apr 03   In the year 1942 aDM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet  

Apr 03   Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1942.  

Apr 04   On this day in history rCAF Squadron Leader L.J. Birchall spots Japanese fleet heading for Ceylon; alerts naval base and averts disaster for the British Fleet and a second Pearl Harbour  

Apr 05   On this day in history hMS CORNWALL And HMS DORSETSHIRE sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of Ceylon by Japanese carrier divebombers, 190 men lost from 'Cornwall', 234 from 'Dorsetshire'  

Apr 05   On this day in history hMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers.  

Apr 06   General Andrew G.L. (Andy) McNaughton forms the First Canadian Army in Britain with five divisions, two armored brigades, and 3 other divisions slated for home defence in the year 1942.  

Apr 06   K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto in the year 1942.  

Apr 07   Heavy German assault on Malta on this day in history.  

Apr 08   A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

Apr 08   In the year 1942 alfred Mombert, writer, dies  

Apr 09   Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan on this day in history.  

Apr 09   HMS HERMES sunk in the Indian Ocean off south east coast of Ceylon by Japanese carrier dive-bombers on this day in history.  

Apr 10   Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland in the year 1942.  

Apr 10   In the year 1942 japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops.  

Apr 11   On this day in history distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized  

Apr 12   In the year 1942 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280  

Apr 12   On this day in history johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80  

Apr 13   On this day in history henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58  

Apr 13   On this day in history rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.  

Apr 14   In the year 1942 destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast  

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

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   In the year 1942 birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

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

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

Jan 03   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  

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

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

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1942.  

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