What Happened on June 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)
  • 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2
  • Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
  • Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians

Famous Birthdays

  • Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • Sandra Morgan, US 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy