On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1942

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 (Abel Prize), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Max Cleland, American politician (U.S. Senator from Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1942 Highlights

About August 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo