What Happened on October 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • RMS Queen Mary, carrying thousands of US troops, slices cruiser HMS Curacao in half, killing 239

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) divorces Alpha Smith after 4 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong