On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBarbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, American singer, actress and award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Kulik, Russian mineralogist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history, dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58

Person of interestLucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67


1942 Highlights

About April 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus