Today in History for September 1942

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 47 of 47

1st - US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
1st - German troops land on Taman peninsula
2nd - German troops enter Stalingrad
4th - Transport nr 28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
5th - Battle at Alam Halfa ends
5th - British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
6th - Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
7th - German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
7th - Transport nr 29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
7th - First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
7th - 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
7th - 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Adddie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
9th - 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes
9th - Compulsory work for women, children & old males in Batavia
10th - British troops lands on Madagascar
10th - RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
11th - Transport nr 31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
12th - Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
12th - Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
13th - Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
13th - Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
13th - German forces attack Stalingrad
14th - Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
14th - German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
14th - Yanks clinch pennant #13
15th - US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
16th - Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
18th - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
18th - The order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
20th - Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
21st - 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
21st - Transport nr 35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
22nd - Meulenberg robs of church bells
23rd - Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad
23rd - Transport nr 36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
23rd - The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb.
27th - Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
27th - NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
27th - Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)
27th - St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
28th - Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
28th - NY Americans NHL team folded
29th - 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
29th - French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
30th - 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)
US Admiral Chester NimitzUS Admiral Chester Nimitz 30th - Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
30th - SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 78 of 78

1st - C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
3rd - Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
3rd - John Shrapnel, English actor
4th - Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
4th - Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
4th - Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter
4th - raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)
5th - Eduardo Mata, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Improvisaciones)
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray FloydGolfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd (4th) 5th - Werner Herzog, director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck)
5th - Denise Fabre French television presenter.
6th - Dave Bargeron, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
6th - Harry Jack Max, rocker
6th - Les Burns, local councillor
6th - Mel McDaniel, Checotah Oklahoma, singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On)
7th - Garrison Keillor, humorist (Praire Home Companion)
7th - Alan Oakes, British Footballer
7th - Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York
8th - Brian Cole, Tacoma Wash, rock vocalist/bassist (Association)
8th - Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
8th - Sal Valentino, rocker
9th - Inez Foxx, Greensboro NC, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle)
9th - John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
Gangster Roy DeMeoGangster Roy DeMeo (7th) 9th - Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
10th - Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)
11th - Tom Dreesen, Harvey, Illinois, comedian (Tim Ried's partner)
11th - Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], Camden, New Jersey, American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam)
11th - Gerome Ragni American Playwright
12th - Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
14th - Kuldar Sink, composer
14th - Oliver Eugene Lake, jazz saxophonist and composer
14th - Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
15th - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, US, sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
15th - Phil Harris, English carpet manufacturer/multi-millionaire
15th - Lee Dorman, St. Louis Missouri, American bassist (Iron Butterfly)
Comedian Tom DreesenComedian Tom Dreesen (11th) 16th - Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
16th - Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
16th - Linda G Miller, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
17th - Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend
17th - Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
17th - Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
17th - Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
18th - Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP)
18th - Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
19th - Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
20th - Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
20th - Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician
21st - Ann Elder, Cleve Oh, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In)
22nd - David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
22nd - Dick Pickering, trade unionist
22nd - William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
23rd - Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
24th - Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
24th - Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, Orange NJ, rocker (Angels)
25th - John Taylor, jazz pianist
25th - Michael Stephen, MP
25th - Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
26th - Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72)
26th - Kent McCord, actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
27th - Baroness Blackstone
27th - Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist
27th - Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
28th - Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
28th - Marshall Bell, American actor
28th - Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
28th - Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
29th - Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
29th - Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
29th - Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)
29th - Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
29th - Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
29th - Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
29th - William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
29th - Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
29th - Bill Nelson, American politician
30th - Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
30th - Frankie Lymon, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
30th - Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
30th - Sture Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard (17th) 17th - Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

2nd - Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
5th - François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
7th - Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
10th - Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
14th - E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
15th - Jack Singer, US war reporter (Wasp), dies
15th - Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
19th - Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
27th - Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
28th - Evelyn Thatcher, dies

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