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, Harvey, Illinois, comedian (Tim Ried's partner)

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