What Happened on June 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
  • Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)