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Historical Events In 1942

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

Mar 28   In the year 1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck  

Mar 28   On this day in history british naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire  

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

Mar 29   On this day in history british cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea  

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   Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81 in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

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

Apr 01   Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 03   ADM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet on this day in history.  

Apr 03   On this day in history albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63  

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   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   HMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history heavy German assault on Malta  

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

Apr 08   On this day in history alfred Mombert, writer, dies  

Apr 09   In the year 1942 battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan  

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

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

Apr 13   Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 in the year 1942.  

Apr 13   In the year 1942 rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.  

Apr 14   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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 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   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  

Jan 06   Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858) died in the year 1942.  

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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