September 1942 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
  • Sep 1 German troops land on Taman peninsula
  • Sep 2 German troops enter Stalingrad
  • Sep 4 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 5 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
  • Sep 5 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
  • Sep 7 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • Sep 7 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 7 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • Sep 9 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes
  • Sep 9 Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
  • Sep 10 British troops land on Madagascar
  • Sep 10 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • Sep 11 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 12 Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
  • Sep 13 Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 13 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • Sep 14 Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 14 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • Sep 15 US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 16 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
  • Sep 18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • Sep 18 The order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
  • Sep 20 Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
  • Sep 21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • Sep 21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 22 Meulenberg robs of church bells
  • Sep 23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • Sep 23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 23 The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb
  • Sep 27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • Sep 27 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
  • Sep 28 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • Sep 29 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • Sep 4 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany
  • Sep 6 Les Burns, local councillor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Sep 8 Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • Sep 9 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Sep 11 Gerome Ragni American Playwright
  • Sep 13 Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • Sep 14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Sep 15 Phil Harris, English carpet manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 17 Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • Sep 18 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP)
  • Sep 20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician
  • Sep 21 Ann Elder, comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 22 Dick Pickering, trade unionist
  • Sep 22 William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
  • Sep 23 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • Sep 27 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • Sep 29 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • Sep 29 Bill Nelson, American politician

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • Sep 7 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • Sep 14 E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • Sep 19 Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • Sep 27 Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies