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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Nov 23   3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 23   Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 23   On this day in history steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 24   In the year 1942 fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 25   National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 26   "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 27   On this day in history a B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for S Africa 1935-39), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 27   Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 27   French navy at Toulon scuttles ships and subs so Nazis don't take them on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 27   The birth of Jimi Hendrix, American Guitarist and singer on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 28   On this day in history 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 28   Nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 29   On this day in history uS rations coffee  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Nov 30   -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 01   In the year 1942 gasoline rationed in US  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 02   In the year 1942 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 02   Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup) in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 02   First successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 02   The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 03   On this day in history wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   First US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey) in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 04   US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 05   Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 05   CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 06   On this day in history queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 08   In the year 1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Dec 10   Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people" in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   In the year 1942 birth of hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy) was born in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader was born in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Famous Deaths In 1942

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35 in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70 in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   Leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered died in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858) died on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 07   Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, pres of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 08   Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 12   George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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