On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • British government cancels agreement of Munich
  • German troops cross Kuban River

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles "Chuck" and "Bing" Day, American session guitarist, bassist and blues performer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Rick Huxley, English guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in Dartford, England (d. 2013)
1942 Highlights

About August 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo