What Happened on August 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cleon Jones, American baseball player
  • David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)

Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81