What Happened on August 16, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow

Famous Birthdays

  • John Challis, British stage and screen actor (Only Fools and Horses - "Boycie"; Green Green Grass), born in Chiswick, England (d. 2021)
  • John Meulendijks, Dutch cryptogram maker (People's Daily)
  • Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
1942 Highlights

About August 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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