What Happened on December 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43