On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colonel general Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
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

Person of interestDavid Lange

David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2005)

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)

Famous Deaths

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

About August 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo