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Historical Events In 1942

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Mar 28   -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck in the year 1942.  

Mar 28   234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck in the year 1942.  

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

Mar 28   On this day in history herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67  

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   In the year 1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau  

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

Mar 30   On this day in history sS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp  

Mar 30   On this day in history the first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau  

Mar 30   World War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter in the year 1942.  

Apr 01   On this day in history allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor  

Apr 01   Department of Munitions & Supply puts gasoline on coupon rationing; national speed limit of 64 km an hour proclaimed on this day in history.  

Apr 01   First Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

Apr 05   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' in the year 1942.  

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   On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto  

Apr 07   Heavy German assault on Malta in the year 1942.  

Apr 08   In the year 1942 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC  

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   In the year 1942 hMS HERMES sunk in the Indian Ocean off south east coast of Ceylon by Japanese carrier dive-bombers.  

Apr 10   On this day in history cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland  

Apr 10   Japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 12   Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Apr 13   Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 14   Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast on this day in history.  

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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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 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   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63  

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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