On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1942

Historical Events

  • Australian Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Karen Susman, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Jochen Klepper, German writer, commits suicide at 39
1942 Highlights

About December 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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