What Happened on August 19, 1942

Historical Events

Meeting of Interest

-20] Winston Churchill visits Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab

Event of Interest

World War II: General Friedrich Paulus orders the German 6th Army to conquer Stalingrad

  • World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs, born in The Hague, Netherlands
Born in 1942

About August 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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