On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1942

Historical Events

  • -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
  • Canadian destroyer HMCS Assiniboine sinks U-210
  • Churchill fires Gen Auchinlek as Middle-East commander

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

Famous Birthdays

  • George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
1942 Highlights

About August 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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