On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1942

Historical Events

  • Battle at Alam Halfa: German & Italians assault
  • U-boats sink and damage 131 allied ships this month (639,946 tons)

Famous Birthdays

  • Barnyard Dawg [George P Dog], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Robert McKimson (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Walky Talky Hawky"
  • Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Eugenio Trias, philosopher, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer (World Matchplay C'ship 1978), born in Abiko, Chiba, Japan,

Famous Deaths

  • Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
1942 Highlights

About August 31, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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