On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
  • Japanese troops land on Milne Bay, New Guinea
  • Soviet counter offensive begins in Moscow
  • Transport #24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • John E. Blaha, American USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Vic Dana [Samuel Mendola], American singer and dancer ("Red Roses For A Blue Lady"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Yevgeniy Zagorulko, Russian high jump coach (Andrey Silnov, Yelena Yelesina, Anna Chicherova), born in Tyrma, Russia (d. 2021)
1942 Highlights

About August 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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