On This Day

What Happened on April 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe

Famous Birthdays

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), 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

Lucy 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? 79 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus