What Happened in 1942 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 644

  • Oct 14 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • Oct 14 German assault on Tractor factory, 1000s killed
  • Oct 14 Japanese battleship strikes Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • Oct 15 German 6th Army occupies Tractorenfabriek, 3,000 Germans die

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Oct 16 Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • Oct 16 Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India
  • Oct 16 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

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Oct 18 Hitler orders captured allied commandos to be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Oct 20 "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations
  • Oct 22 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • Oct 22 US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria
  • Oct 23 First ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
  • Oct 23 During WW II, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
  • Oct 23 German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
  • Oct 23 All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").
  • Oct 24 Second day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
  • Oct 25 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
  • Oct 25 Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

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Oct 25 Field Marshal Rommel back in North-Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Oct 26 Second day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • Oct 26 Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
  • Oct 26 Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
  • Oct 27 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • Oct 27 US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz
  • Oct 28 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
  • Oct 28 Train crashes into bus, killing 16 & injuring 20 (Detroit Michigan)
  • Oct 29 Seventh day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
  • Oct 29 Alaska highway completed
  • Oct 29 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Oct 29 Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union
  • Oct 30 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • Oct 30 US aircraft carrier Enterprise reaches Noumea
  • Oct 31 94 U boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)
  • Oct 31 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein
  • Nov 1 10th day of battle at El Alamein
  • Nov 1 John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
  • Nov 2 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
  • Nov 3 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault

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Nov 3 Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 3 Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
  • Nov 3 William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
  • Nov 4 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
  • Nov 5 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • Nov 5 Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
  • Nov 6 Nazis kill 12,000 Jews in the Minsk ghetto

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Nov 6 Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

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Nov 7 First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nov 7 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • Nov 8 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
  • Nov 8 Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

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Nov 8 Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Nov 8 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
  • Nov 9 German occupiers install Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
  • Nov 9 Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Nov 10 Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 10 US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
  • Nov 10 US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
  • Nov 11 -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • Nov 11 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • Nov 11 During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
  • Nov 11 Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • Nov 11 Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • Nov 11 Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
  • Nov 12 In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
  • Nov 13 Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • Nov 13 Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
  • Nov 14 -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
  • Nov 14 Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
  • Nov 15 World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • Nov 16 Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
  • Nov 18 Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC

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Nov 19 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Nov 19 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • Nov 20 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
  • Nov 20 British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
  • Nov 20 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • Nov 20 Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
  • Nov 21 Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
  • Nov 21 Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
  • Nov 22 Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
  • Nov 22 Adolf Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to the last man
  • Nov 23 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
  • Nov 23 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
  • Nov 23 Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
  • Nov 23 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
  • Nov 23 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • Nov 23 Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
  • Nov 23 Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • Nov 23 Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
  • Nov 24 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • Nov 24 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • Nov 25 National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 26 "Casablanca" directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

  • Nov 26 Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
  • Nov 27 Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
  • Nov 27 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • Nov 27 Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
  • Nov 28 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
  • Nov 29 US Office of Price Administration rations coffee for everyone, 10 pound a year
  • Nov 30 -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 795

  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • Aug 7 Tobin Bell, American actor
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer
  • Aug 7 Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Aug 8 Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
  • Aug 9 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
  • Aug 9 Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 10 Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • Aug 11 Mike Huggs, rock drummer (Manfred Mann) [or 3/11/40]
  • Aug 13 Robert Lee Stewart, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 13 Sheila Armstrong, English soprano, born in Ashington, Northumberland
  • Aug 14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Peter York, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 15 Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 16 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • Aug 19 Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Aug 19 Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Aug 20 Isaac Hayes, Covington TN, composer (Shaft)
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player
  • Aug 22 Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)

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Aug 23 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • Aug 24 Joe Chambers, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 24 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
  • Aug 24 Max Cleland, American politician
  • Aug 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • Aug 25 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 25 Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)
  • Aug 25 Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • Aug 25 Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
  • Aug 26 John E Blaha, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 26 Vic Dana, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 27 Daryl Dragon, keyboardist (Capt & Tennille), born in Pasadena, California
  • Aug 27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Aug 29 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  • Aug 30 Jonathan Aitken, English MP
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)
  • Aug 31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)
  • Aug 31 Eugenio Trias, Barcelona, Spain, philosopher, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 1 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, Lima Oh, guitarist/singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room)
  • Sep 3 John Shrapnel, English actor
  • Sep 4 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 4 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter

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Sep 4 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
  • Sep 5 Eduardo Mata, Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Improvisaciones)
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck)
  • Sep 5 Denise Fabre French television presenter.
  • Sep 6 Dave Bargeron, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Harry Jack Max, rocker
  • Sep 6 Les Burns, local councillor
  • Sep 6 Mel McDaniel, Checotah Oklahoma, singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On)
  • Sep 7 Garrison Keillor, humorist (Praire Home Companion)
  • Sep 7 Alan Oakes, British Footballer

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

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Roy DeMeo
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 8 Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • Sep 8 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9 Inez Foxx, rocker (Mockingbird, Hi Diddle Diddle), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 9 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Sep 9 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • Sep 10 Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)

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

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Tom Dreesen
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], Camden, New Jersey, American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam)
  • Sep 11 Gerome Ragni American Playwright
  • Sep 12 Tomés Marco, Basque/Spanish composer
  • Sep 13 Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Eugene Lake, jazz saxophonist and composer
  • Sep 14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, US, sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Sep 15 Phil Harris, English carpet manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 16 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • Sep 16 Linda G Miller, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 17 Beverly Aadland, Hollywood Cal, Errol Flynns last girlfriend
  • Sep 17 Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, US, 800m track star (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 17 Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • Sep 18 Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP)
  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director/producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • Sep 20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician
  • Sep 21 Ann Elder, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 22 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • Sep 22 Dick Pickering, trade unionist
  • Sep 22 William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
  • Sep 23 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, rock vocalist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry crossed Mersey)
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey

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