What Happened on August 10, 1942

Historical Events

  • 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland

Appointment of Interest

General Bernard Montgomery appointed commander British 8th Army in North Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Betsy Johnson, fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award)
  • Norbert Putnam, American session bassist (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section), and record producer (Jimmy Buffet; Dan Fogelberg; Joan Baez), born in Florence, Alabama
  • Speedy Duncan, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1971; AFL All-Star 1965, 66, 67; SD Chargers, Washington Redskins), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 2021)
1942 Highlights

About August 10, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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