On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dwight D. Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Famous Birthdays

  • Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Son [Frank] Seals, American blues musician (Nothing But the Truth), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 2004)
1942 Highlights

About August 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo