What Happened on August 4, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo, Egypt

Historic Event

Colonel general Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

  • German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama

David LangeDavid Lange (1942-2005)

32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (Labour: 1984-89), born in Otahuhu, Auckland


Famous Deaths

  • Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, dies at 81
1942 Highlights

About August 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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