On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

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), 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