Today in History for November 1942

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1st - John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
2nd - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
3rd - 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
3rd - Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
3rd - Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
3rd - William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
4th - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
5th - Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
5th - Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
6th - Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews
6th - Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai
7th - First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
7th - Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
8th - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 8th - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
8th - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
8th - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
9th - German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
9th - Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
10th - Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
10th - US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
10th - US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
11th - -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
11th - 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
11th - During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
11th - Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
11th - Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 11th - Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
12th - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
13th - Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
13th - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
14th - -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
14th - Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
15th - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
16th - Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
18th - Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC
19th - Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"
19th - Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
20th - 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
20th - British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
20th - NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph GoebbelsNazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels 20th - Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
21st - Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
21st - Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
22nd - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
22nd - Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man
23rd - 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
23rd - Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
23rd - Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
23rd - German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
23rd - Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
23rd - Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
23rd - Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
23rd - Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 24th - Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
24th - French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
25th - National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
26th - "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
26th - Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
27th - Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
27th - French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
27th - Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
28th - 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
29th - US rations coffee
30th - -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
30th - 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
30th - 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman 30th - Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
30th - German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 58 of 58

1st - John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1st - Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)
1st - Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), (d. 2013)
1st - Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
2nd - Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
2nd - Stefanie Powers, Hollywood Ca, actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart)
7th - Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
7th - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt (1st) 8th - Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
8th - Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
8th - Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
9th - Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
9th - Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
10th - Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor
10th - Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate
10th - Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
11th - Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
13th - Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)
14th - John Du Preez, cricketer (S Afr leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
15th - Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
16th - Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
16th - Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
Economist Robert F. EngleEconomist Robert F. Engle (10th) 17th - Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
17th - Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)
17th - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)
17th - Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
18th - Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois
18th - Linda Evans, Hartford, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
18th - Susan Sullivan, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
19th - Calvin Klein, Bronx, NY, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)
19th - Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
19th - Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
19th - Sharon Olds, American poet
20th - Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California
47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (20th) 20th - Joseph biden Jr, Scranton Pennsylvania, 47th US Vice President
20th - Meredith Monk, Lima, Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
20th - Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
20th - Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
21st - Tweety Bird, cartoon character
21st - Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
21st - Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
22nd - Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22nd - Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
23rd - Susan Anspach, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love), born in NYC, New York
24th - Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
24th - Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
24th - Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)
25th - Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
25th - Tracey Walter, Jersey City NJ, actor (Best of the West)
26th - Olivia Cole, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), born in Memphis, Tennessee
26th - Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
27th - Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix (27th) 27th - Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
28th - Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
28th - Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
29th - Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
29th - Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
29th - Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 15 of 15

1st - Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
3rd - Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
4th - Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
Composer George M. CohanComposer George M. Cohan (5th) 5th - George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64
9th - Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
11th - Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
11th - Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
13th - Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies
13th - Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
13th - Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
17th - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
19th - Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
19th - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
21st - J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76
27th - A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies

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