What Happened on November 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)
  • John P Hammond, blues singer (So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies