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Historical Events In 1942

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Feb 06   In the year 1942 wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8") in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 07   Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   In the year 1942 congress advises FDR that Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50 in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 08   Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes," premieres in Los Angeles on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 09   Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 09   On this day in history japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   On this day in history glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   On this day in history hMCS Spikenard (Corvette) torpedoed  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 10   The first ever record 'Gold Disc' is presented to Glenn Miller on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 11   In the year 1942 "Archie" comic book debuts  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 11   In the year 1942 in Montreal anti-conscription riot breaks out after 10,000 people rally at the Marché St-Jacques  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 11   In the year 1942 on this day, the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, as well as the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, escape from the French port of Brest and make a mad dash up the English Channel to safety in German waters. Very embarrassing for the Royal Navy  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 12   On this day in history 3 German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 12   Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49 in the year 1942.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 12   Three German battle cruisers escape via Channel to Brest N Germany much to the frustration of the Royal Navy on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 13   Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 13   Hitler's Operation Seelöwe (invasion of England) cancelled on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 14   Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 14   On this day in history rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   British and Australian forces surrender at Singapore Over 15,000 Australian soldiers become prisoners of war on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   In the year 1942 guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   On this day in history japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   On this day in history singapore surrenders to Japanese forces  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 15   In the year 1942 the British colony of Singapore surrenders to Japanese troops during WWII.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 16   On this day in history german submarines attack Aruba oil refinery  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 16   In the year 1942 massacre of 22 members of the Australian Army Nursing Service and other survivors of the SS Vyner Brooke, on Banka Island, Straits of Sumatra  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 18   On this day in history japanese troop land on Bali  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 18   In the year 1942 the birth of Milos Forman, Czech director.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 19   On this day in history about 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Feb 19   On this day in history dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Jan 02   Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002) was born on this day in history.  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   On this day in history birth of john McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)  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   On this day in history birth of cliff Potts, Glendale Calif, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist was born on this day in history.  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   On this day in history jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 03   On this day in history pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 04   In the year 1942 leon Jessel, composer, dies at 70  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 05   On this day in history death of yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

Jan 06   In the year 1942 death of emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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

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

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

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