What Happened on August 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy
  • Transport #23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
  • Max Cleland, American politician