What Happened on August 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
  • Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
  • Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
  • B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Carlos Monz√≥n, Argentine boxer
  • Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • Tobin Bell, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43