What Happened in 1942 (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 644 of 644

  • Nov 30 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
  • Nov 30 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • Nov 30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • Nov 30 German supply vessel Uckermark (formerly called the Altmark) explodes & sinks off Yokohama
  • Dec 1 Gasoline rationed in US
  • Dec 1 The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state

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Dec 2 World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicagi Pile-1 (world's 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Dec 4 First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)

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Dec 4 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dec 4 US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II
  • Dec 4 Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization.
  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • Dec 5 Seyss-Inquart orders students in nazi-Germany to work
  • Dec 5 West Indies chocolate/coffee drop above Netherland
  • Dec 6 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
  • Dec 6 RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
  • Dec 8 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)

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Dec 10 Hitler names Anton Mussert "leader of the Dutch people"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 10 North Africa: 5th German panzer army forms under col-gen von Arnim
  • Dec 11 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
  • Dec 12 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
  • Dec 12 A fire in a hostel in St. John's, Newfoundland, kills 100 people.
  • Dec 13 Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader
  • Dec 13 Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
  • Dec 15 Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs
  • Dec 16 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
  • Dec 17 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
  • Dec 19 Robert Stroud "Birdman of Alcatraz" is transferred to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
  • Dec 20 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
  • Dec 21 US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal
  • Dec 22 World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
  • Dec 23 Allies air attack on Den Helder
  • Dec 24 First powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany
  • Dec 24 Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk
  • Dec 25 Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death
  • Dec 25 British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter
  • Dec 25 Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
  • Dec 27 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use
  • Dec 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14
  • Dec 27 The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.
  • Dec 28 Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
  • Dec 28 Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
  • Dec 31 60 U boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)
  • Dec 31 Battle of the Barents Sea between British Navy and German Kriegsmarine off North Cape, Norway

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 795

  • Sep 25 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Oly-gold-72)
  • Sep 26 Kent McCord, actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • Sep 27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • Sep 28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • Sep 28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • Sep 29 Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Sep 29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • Sep 29 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 29 Bill Nelson, American politician
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)

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Oct 2 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • Oct 3 Alan Rachins, American actor
  • Oct 4 Christopher Stone, Manchester NH, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns)
  • Oct 4 Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • Oct 4 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • Oct 5 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 6 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 6 Fred Travalena, comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 9 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Oct 10 Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • Oct 11 Amitabh Bachan, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, Indian actor and film producer (Deewar)
  • Oct 11 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)
  • Oct 11 Victor H Fazio, (Rep-D-California, 1979- )
  • Oct 12 Daliah Lavi, Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim)
  • Oct 12 Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, musician (The Temptations)
  • Oct 13 Jerry Jones, owner/GM (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 13 Pamela Tiffin, [Pamela Wonso], actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 13 Bob Bailey, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)
  • Oct 15 Don Stevenson, rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 15 James A Leach, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1977- )
  • Oct 16 Dave Lovelady, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 17 Gary Puckett, vocalist (& Union Gap-Woman Woman, Young Girl)
  • Oct 18 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • Oct 18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • Oct 19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • Oct 20 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)
  • Oct 21 Elvin Bishop, rock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 21 Les AuCoin, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • Oct 21 Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

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Oct 21 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist/TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist/TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • Oct 22 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 22 Robin John Maconie, composer
  • Oct 22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Oct 23 Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

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Oct 23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • Oct 26 Dietmar Polaczek, composer
  • Oct 26 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
  • Oct 26 Bob Hoskins, British actor, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 27 Phillip Catherine, rocker
  • Oct 28 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympics-gold-68)
  • Oct 28 Sharron Moran, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 29 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
  • Oct 29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Sven-David Sandstrom, composer
  • Oct 31 Ben M J Hennekam, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Oct 31 David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
  • Oct 31 Dave McNally, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Nov 1 John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )

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Nov 1 Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Nov 1 Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 1 Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
  • Nov 2 Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
  • Nov 2 Stefanie Powers, actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 7 Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
  • Nov 7 Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 8 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Nov 8 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • Nov 8 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
  • Nov 9 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Nov 9 Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
  • Nov 10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor

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Nov 10 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Robert F. Engle
  • Nov 10 Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Nov 11 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • Nov 13 Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)
  • Nov 14 John Du Preez, cricketer (South African leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
  • Nov 15 Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
  • Nov 16 Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
  • Nov 16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • Nov 17 Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
  • Nov 17 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York

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Nov 17 Martin Scorsese, director (Raging Bull, The Departed), born in Queens, New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Nov 17 Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
  • Nov 18 Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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