What Happened on May 3rd, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • German Luftwaffe again bombs Exeter, destroying its town centre
  • Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands during WWII
  • Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
  • Nazis require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star

Famous Birthdays

  • C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
  • Dave Marash, American journalist
  • Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
  • Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed
  • Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)