What Happened on August 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • American Federation of Musicians labor union begins a strike over royalty payment disagreements, refusing to perform on commercial recordings. ban lasts over two years
  • Nazi German occupiers demand listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
  • Race riots in Harlem, New York City
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer, born in Saint-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor (Love and Anarchy), born in La Spezia, Italy

Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

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

Born in 1942

Famous Weddings

Janet Leigh

Future American actress Janet Leigh (15) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada; annulled in December

About August 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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