Historical Events In 1942
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Nov 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders in the year 1942.
Nov 23 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized on this day in history.
Nov 23 On this day in history steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed
Nov 23 On this day in history the V-173, a full-scale model of a fighter aircraft with an almost circular wing, made its first flight at the Vought-Sikorsky plant, Stratford, Conn. A military version of this aircraft, the XF5U-1, was constructed later but never flown.
Nov 24 In the year 1942 fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
Nov 24 The State Department confirms the existence of Nazi extermination camps and the murder of two million Jews to date on this day in history.
Nov 25 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms on this day in history.
Nov 26 "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC in the year 1942.
Nov 27 On this day in history a B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for S Africa 1935-39), dies
Nov 27 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ on this day in history.
Nov 27 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships and subs so Nazis don't take them on this day in history.
Nov 27 The birth of Jimi Hendrix, American Guitarist and singer on this day in history.
Nov 28 On this day in history 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
Nov 28 Nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA on this day in history.
Nov 28 In the year 1942 the first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford's massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Nov 28 World War II saw the U.S. government ask its people to make a truly noble sacrifice--forgoing coffee. The government put the pinch to caffeine addicts across the nation, announcing coffee rationing to help aid the war effort in the year 1942.
Nov 29 On this day in history uS rations coffee
Nov 30 -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal in the year 1942.
Dec 01 In the year 1942 gasoline rationed in US
Dec 02 In the year 1942 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)
Dec 02 Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup) in the year 1942.
Dec 02 First successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton in the year 1942.
Dec 02 The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) on this day in history.
Dec 03 On this day in history wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75
Dec 04 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) on this day in history.
Dec 04 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration in the year 1942.
Dec 04 First US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) in the year 1942.
Dec 04 US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II in the year 1942.
Dec 05 Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on this day in history.
Dec 05 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto in the year 1942.
Dec 06 On this day in history queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
Dec 08 In the year 1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
Dec 08 Eight PT boats (PT 36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44, PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn back 8 Japanese destroyers attempting to reinforce Japanese forces on Guadalcanal in the year 1942.
Dec 10 Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people" in the year 1942.