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

Person of interestJerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia, American rock and bluegrass guitarist, singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"; "Ripple"; "Brokedown Palace"), and painter, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia

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? 79 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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