On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
  • Race riots in Harlem, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
  • Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy), born in La Spezia, Italy
  • Jerry Garcia, American rock musician (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

1942 Highlights

About August 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo