What Happened on August 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
  • Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
  • Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • Caetano Veloso, Brazilian musician
  • Carlos Monz√≥n, Argentine boxer
  • Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
  • Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • Tobin Bell, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Janusz Korczak [Henryk Goldszmit], Polish-Jewish educator and pedagogue (ran an orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto), is gassed at Treblinka extermination camp along with the residents of his orphanage at 64
  • Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43