What Happened on August 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
  • Colonel general Hermann Hoth's Panzer army reaches Kotelnikovo

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestIsabel Allende

Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author, novelist (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts) and Nobel Prize winner, born in Lima, Peru

  • Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77