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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Apr 14   L Oterma discovers asteroid #2501 Lohja on this day in history.  

Apr 15   In the year 1942 george VI awards George Cross to people of Malta  

Apr 15   George VI awards the George Cross to the people of Malta on this day in history.  

Apr 15   Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Apr 16   In the year 1942 japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship  

Apr 17   In the year 1942 12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg  

Apr 18   "Stars & Stripes" paper for US armed forces starts in the year 1942.  

Apr 18   In the year 1942 james H Doolittle bombed Tokyo & other Japanese cities  

Apr 18   Tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 3 for the Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1942 german occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach  

Apr 23   In the year 1942 4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins  

Apr 23   In the year 1942 marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73  

Apr 24   Luftwaffe bombs Exeter on this day in history.  

Apr 24   In the year 1942 the birth of Barbra Streisland, American singer and actress  

Apr 25   Luftwaffe bombs Bath on this day in history.  

Apr 25   Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52 in the year 1942.  

Apr 26   On this day in history coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria  

Apr 26   Colliery explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Belgium Jews are forced to wear stars in the year 1942.  

Apr 27   Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300 in the year 1942.  

Apr 28   On this day in history "WW II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll  

Apr 28   Nightly "dim-out" begins along the East Coast on this day in history.  

Apr 29   In the year 1942 japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road  

Apr 30   1st submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1942.  

Apr 30   In the year 1942 the first submarine built on Great Lakes launched, (Peto), Manitowoc, Wi  

Apr 30   On this day in history the Toronto Stock Exchange Index hits wartime low of 84.8 on news of German victories.  

May 01   Japanese forces take Mandalay, Burma, in World War II while British retreat along Chindwin Valley to India in the year 1942.  

May 01   Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star" in the year 1942.  

May 01   On this day in history townsville put on invasion alert  

May 02   68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4 on this day in history.  

May 02   Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on this day in history.  

May 03   On this day in history japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands  

May 03   In the year 1942 japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu &Tanambogo, Solomon Islands  

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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 in the year 1942.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1942 birth of john Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)  

Jan 04   In the year 1942 birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  

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   In the year 1942 birth of maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1942.  

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies in the year 1942.  

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