What Happened on September 30, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Frankie Lymon, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
  • Sture Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)