On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1942

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 (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Aereboe, German landlord and agricultural economist, dies at 77
1942 Highlights

About August 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo