On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy
  • Transport #23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England
  • Joe Chambers, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician and founder of modern geometric analysis, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Karen Uhlenbeck, American mathematician, 1st woman to win Abel Prize, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia