On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Gasoline rationed in US
  • The Beveridge Report is published by the British government unveiling plans for a post-war welfare state
  • With WWII travel restrictions in mind, MLB owners decide to restrict travel to a 3-trip schedule rather than customary 4; Spring training in 1943 limited to locations north of Potomac or Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi

Famous Birthdays

  • John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York