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Historical Events In 1942

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Mar 28   On this day in history -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 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1942 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   Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor in the year 1942.  

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

Apr 01   In the year 1942 first Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned  

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

Apr 03   Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1942 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   K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto on this day in history.  

Apr 07   On this day in history 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   On this day in history hMS HERMES sunk in the Indian Ocean off south east coast of Ceylon by Japanese carrier dive-bombers.  

Apr 10   Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland on this day in history.  

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

Apr 11   Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized on this day in history.  

Apr 12   On this day in history 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   RCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force on this day in history.  

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   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   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  

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   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   On this day in history 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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