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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

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

Mar 28   On this day in history 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck  

Mar 28   British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire in the year 1942.  

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

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   1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau on this day in history.  

Mar 30   Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81 in the year 1942.  

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

Mar 30   In the year 1942 the first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau  

Mar 30   In the year 1942 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   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   On this day in history first Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned  

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   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   In the year 1942 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   In the year 1942 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.  

Apr 06   In the year 1942 k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto  

Apr 07   In the year 1942 heavy German assault on Malta  

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

Apr 08   Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 09   Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan in the year 1942.  

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 in the year 1942.  

Apr 11   In the year 1942 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   Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 in the year 1942.  

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

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   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 in the year 1942.  

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

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 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   In the year 1942 arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44  

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

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