What Happened on October 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Robin John Maconie, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies
  • Sybren Tulip, NSBer/supt of police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies