Historical Events In 1942
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Nov 23 In the year 1942 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
Nov 23 On this day in history coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
Nov 23 In the year 1942 steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed
Nov 23 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 in the year 1942.
Nov 24 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk on this day in history.
Nov 24 The State Department confirms the existence of Nazi extermination camps and the murder of two million Jews to date in the year 1942.
Nov 25 On this day in history national Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
Nov 26 In the year 1942 "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
Nov 27 A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for S Africa 1935-39), dies on this day in history.
Nov 27 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ in the year 1942.
Nov 27 On this day in history french navy at Toulon scuttles ships and subs so Nazis don't take them
Nov 27 In the year 1942 the birth of Jimi Hendrix, American Guitarist and singer
Nov 28 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston in the year 1942.
Nov 28 Nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA on this day in history.
Nov 28 The first production Ford bomber, the B-24 Liberator, rolled off the assembly line at Ford's massive Willow Run plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan on this day in history.
Nov 28 In the year 1942 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.
Nov 29 In the year 1942 uS rations coffee
Nov 30 In the year 1942 -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
Dec 01 Gasoline rationed in US on this day in history.
Dec 02 On this day in history 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 In the year 1942 first successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton
Dec 02 On this day in history the First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago)
Dec 03 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
Dec 04 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) in the year 1942.
Dec 04 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration on this day in history.
Dec 04 First US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) in the year 1942.
Dec 04 On this day in history uS bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
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 on this day in history.
Dec 06 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
Dec 10 Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people" on this day in history.