1942 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 300 of 566

  • May 22 The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
  • May 26 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • May 26 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
  • May 26 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: Afrika Korps vs British army
  • May 27 Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

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May 27 Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • May 27 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
  • May 27 Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia" is shot and mortally wounded in Prague during Operation Anthropoid
  • May 28 1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich
  • May 30 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WW II
  • May 30 Reichsfuehrer Herman Himmler arrives in Prague
  • May 30 Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
  • May 30 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
  • May 31 Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
  • May 31 U-boats sink and damage 146 allied ships this month (722,666 tons)
  • Jun 4 Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
  • Jun 4 Capitol Record Co opens for business
  • Jun 5 British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
  • Jun 5 Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54
  • Jun 5 USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania
  • Jun 6 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)
  • Jun 6 Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
  • Jun 6 Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians
  • Jun 7 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island

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Jun 7 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Jun 7 Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
  • Jun 7 Japanese troops lands on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • Jun 9 Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government
  • Jun 9 German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
  • Jun 9 Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”.
  • Jun 11 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
  • Jun 11 US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II

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Jun 12 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present in Amsterdam

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Hitler orders enslavement of Slavic peoples
  • Jun 12 Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
  • Jun 13 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km

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Jun 13 FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 13 Germany puts 4 saboteurs on Long Island
  • Jun 13 US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed
  • Jun 13 The United States opens its Office of War Information.
  • Jun 14 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct
  • Jun 14 Anne Frank begins her diary
  • Jun 14 French government of Reynaud resigns
  • Jun 18 Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy
  • Jun 18 Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m
  • Jun 20 Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews
  • Jun 20 German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa
  • Jun 21 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
  • Jun 21 President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C.

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Jun 21 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Jun 21 Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
  • Jun 22 Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
  • Jun 22 Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
  • Jun 23 World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
  • Jun 24 US Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered
  • Jun 24 Africa Korps invades Egypt
  • Jun 25 British RAF staged a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen Germany (WW II)

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Jun 25 British premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Jun 25 Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 26 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
  • Jun 27 FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY's Long Island
  • Jun 27 PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
  • Jun 28 Col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
  • Jun 28 Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
  • Jun 30 Col-gen Von Paul's 6th Army enters Ukraine
  • Jun 30 US Mint in New Orleans ceases operation
  • Jun 30 US bombs Celebes & Timor
  • Jun 30 U-boats sink and damage 146 allied ships this month (700,227 tons)
  • Jul 1 German troops conquer Sebastopol
  • Jul 3 German troops march into Sebastopol, Crimea
  • Jul 3 Hitler visits Field Marshal Von Bock's headquarters in Ukraine
  • Jul 4 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
  • Jul 4 US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
  • Jul 5 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
  • Jul 5 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
  • Jul 6 Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in After House, Amsterdam
  • Jul 6 Von Hoth' IV Pantser army fights with Voronezj
  • Jul 7 Germany troop march into Woronezj
  • Jul 7 Milt all star team (including Bob Feller) losts to AL all stars 5-0
  • Jul 10 Himmler orders sterilization of all Jewish woman in Ravensbruck Camp
  • Jul 10 Netherland's government in exile (London) recognizes Soviet Union
  • Jul 13 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by nazis
  • Jul 13 German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • Jul 13 SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland
  • Jul 14 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • Jul 14 Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • Jul 15 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
  • Jul 15 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
  • Jul 16 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • Jul 16 Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
  • Jul 17 3' of rain falls on Pennsylvania, flooding kills 15
  • Jul 17 Estimated 34.5" (87.5 cm) of rainfall, Smethport, Pa (state record)
  • Jul 17 Transport #6 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Jul 18 Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
  • Jul 20 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
  • Jul 20 Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
  • Jul 20 Legion of Merit Medal authorized by US congress
  • Jul 21 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
  • Jul 22 4th Soviet army forms with 80 tanks
  • Jul 22 Gasoline rationing using coupons begins

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 299 of 299

  • Jul 26 Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
  • Aug 2 Isabel Allende, Chilean author
  • Aug 4 David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
  • Aug 6 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 7 Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • Aug 10 Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • Aug 13 Robert Lee Stewart, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 15 Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
  • Aug 16 John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • Aug 19 Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )
  • Aug 22 Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)
  • Aug 23 Patricia McBride, Teaneck, NJ, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co)
  • Aug 24 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
  • Aug 24 Max Cleland, American politician
  • Aug 24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
  • Aug 25 Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • Aug 26 John E Blaha, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 27 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Aug 29 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  • Aug 30 Jonathan Aitken, English MP
  • 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 4 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck)
  • Sep 6 Les Burns, local councillor

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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 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, US, 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 MP (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
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
  • Oct 4 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • Oct 9 Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Oct 10 Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister
  • 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 15 James A Leach, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1977- )
  • Oct 18 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • Oct 19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • Oct 21 Les AuCoin, (Rep-D-OR, 1975- )
  • 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 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
  • Oct 31 Ben M J Hennekam, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 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 Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
  • Nov 2 Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
  • Nov 8 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Nov 9 Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

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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 17 Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
  • Nov 18 Linda Evans, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut

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Nov 19 Calvin Klein, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Nov 19 Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Nov 19 Sharon Olds, American poet

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Nov 20 Joe Biden, 47th US Vice President (2009-), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • Nov 20 Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
  • Nov 21 Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • Nov 22 Guion Bluford, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 24 Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George H. W. Bush)
  • Nov 25 Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
  • Nov 28 Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
  • Nov 29 Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor
  • Dec 1 John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Dec 1 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)
  • Dec 11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Anna Eshoo, American politician
  • Dec 14 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island

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Dec 17 Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 18 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
  • Dec 19 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer

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Dec 21 Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • Dec 25 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
  • Dec 26 Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Guatemalan president
  • Dec 26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Dec 28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • Dec 30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian

Weddings in History

Deaths in History