What Happened on July 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
  • Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress
  • Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover

Famous Birthdays

  • Ron Bowden, Australian politician
  • T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)

Famous Deaths

  • Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle