Historical Events In 1942
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Nov 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders in the year 1942.
Nov 23 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized in the year 1942.
Nov 23 Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed in the year 1942.
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 On this day in history the State Department confirms the existence of Nazi extermination camps and the murder of two million Jews to date.
Nov 25 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms on this day in history.
Nov 26 "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC on this day in history.
Nov 27 In the year 1942 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 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history 500 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
Nov 28 On this day in history nearly 500 die in a fire that destroyed Coconut Grove nightclub in Boston MA
Nov 28 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history gasoline rationed in US
Dec 02 In the year 1942 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)
Dec 02 On this day in history bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)
Dec 02 On this day in history first successful nuclear chain reaction, created by physicists Enrico Fermi and Arthur Crompton
Dec 02 The First controlled nuclear chain reaction (University of Chicago) in the year 1942.
Dec 03 In the year 1942 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 In the year 1942 fDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
Dec 04 In the year 1942 first US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
Dec 04 In the year 1942 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 In the year 1942 cFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
Dec 06 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth in the year 1942.
Dec 08 On this day in history 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
Dec 08 In the year 1942 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.
Dec 10 On this day in history hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"