On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernd Kannenber, German race walker (Olympic gold FRG 50k 1972), born in Kaliningrad, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Isaac Hayes, American musician and composer ("Shaft"), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 2008)
1942 Highlights

About August 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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