What Happened in September 1942

Historical Events

  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

30th Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • 30th SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

4th raymond floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 5th Eduardo Mata, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Improvisaciones)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

7th Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Roy DeMeo
  • 8th Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 8th Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • 8th Sal Valentino, rocker
  • 9th Inez Foxx, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 9th John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • 9th Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • 10th Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

11th Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Tom Dreesen
  • 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
  • 13th Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • 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, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 25th John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 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 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • 27th Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Famous Deaths

  • 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