What Happened on June 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Mrs Miniver" based on the novel by Jan Struther, directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon is released in the US (Best Picture 1943)

Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
  • Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
  • Capitol Record Co opens for business

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), dies a week after an assassination attempt at 38

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich