What Happened in July 1942

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 German troops conquer Sebastopol
  • Jul 3 German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea

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Jul 3 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 4 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WWII)
  • Jul 4 US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
  • Jul 5 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • Jul 5 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • Jul 6 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York

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Jul 6 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jul 6 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
  • Jul 7 Germany troop march into Woronezj
  • Jul 7 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0

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Jul 7 John Maynard Keynes takes his seat in the British House Of Lords as Baron Keynes of Tilton after being knighted

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Jul 10 Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jul 10 Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
  • Jul 13 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • Jul 13 SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland
  • Jul 14 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • Jul 14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jul 15 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
  • Jul 15 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
  • Jul 16 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • Jul 16 Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
  • Jul 17 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • Jul 17 Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)
  • Jul 17 Transport #6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Jul 18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Jul 18 Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
  • Jul 19 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in USA
  • Jul 19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
  • Jul 20 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
  • Jul 20 Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Jul 20 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress
  • Jul 20 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • Jul 21 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
  • Jul 22 4th Soviet army forms with 80 tanks
  • Jul 22 Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
  • Jul 22 Warsaw Ghetto Jews (300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp
  • Jul 23 German troops conquer Rostow
  • Jul 23 Hitler's Directive number 45: order to occupy Stalingrad
  • Jul 23 World War II: Operation Edelweiss (a German plan to gain control over the Caucasus) begins.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jul 24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • Jul 24 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time
  • Jul 25 German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
  • Jul 26 RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism
  • Jul 28 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
  • Jul 28 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
  • Jul 29 Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd

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Jul 30 FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jul 30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • Jul 30 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Genevieve Bujold, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 1 William Carney, (Rep-R-NY, 1979-86)
  • Jul 1 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jul 2 Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • Jul 2 Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
  • Jul 3 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV personality (d. 1999)
  • Jul 4 Hal Lanier, baseball player
  • Jul 4 Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
  • Jul 4 Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
  • Jul 5 Johannes Löhr, German footballer and trainer
  • Jul 7 Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • Jul 8 Janice Pennington, Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jul 8 Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )
  • Jul 9 Richard Roundtree, actor (Getting Even, Shaft), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jul 9 Edy Williams, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Dr Minx)
  • Jul 9 Hermann Burger, writer
  • Jul 9 Paul B Henry, (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- )
  • Jul 9 Robert Frankel, horse trainer
  • Jul 10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • Jul 12 Richard Stoltzman, clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jul 12 Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Jul 13 Giancarlo Giannini, Spezia Italy, actor (NY Stories, Sensual Man)

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Jul 13 Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jul 13 Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Jul 13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 13 Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Jul 13 Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 14 Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
  • Jul 15 Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
  • Jul 15 Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
  • Jul 15 Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Jul 16 Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
  • Jul 16 Frank Field, MP (Labour)

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Jul 16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • Jul 17 Connie Hawkins, Harlem Globetrotter/NBA (Phoenix Suns, ABA MVP 1968)
  • Jul 17 Gale Garnett, singer (We'll Sing in the Sunshine), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 17 Don Kessinger, American baseball player
  • Jul 17 Peter Sissons, British newsreader
  • Jul 18 Alexander EHAML, prince of the Belgians/son of Leopold III
  • Jul 18 Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
  • Jul 18 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 20 T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
  • Jul 20 Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • Jul 21 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jul 21 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
  • Jul 21 Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)
  • Jul 21 Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Jul 23 John de Hont, Dutch guitarist (ZZ & Masks)
  • Jul 23 Madeline Bell, US singer (Black Nativity)
  • Jul 23 Myra Hindley, English murderer (d. 2002)
  • Jul 23 Sallyanne Atkinson, Australian politician
  • Jul 24 Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Jul 24 Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
  • Jul 25 Felix Ph Ingold, writer
  • Jul 26 Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
  • Jul 26 Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
  • Jul 27 Barbara Ferris, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Jul 27 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 27 Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
  • Jul 27 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • Jul 28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • Jul 29 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • Jul 29 Tony Sirico, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 8 British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)
  • Jul 17 Actress Lana Turner marries actor Stephen Crane (annulled)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 21 Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
  • Jul 8 Catherinus Elling, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 11 Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • Jul 14 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • Jul 15 Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 20 Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
  • Jul 23 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • Jul 23 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • Jul 23 Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • Jul 26 Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
  • Jul 26 Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
  • Jul 27 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
  • Jul 31 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79