On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1942

Historical Events

  • Robert Stroud "Birdman of Alcatraz" is transferred to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

Famous Birthdays

  • "Mean" Gene Okerlund, American pro wrestling interviewer, announcer and television host (WWF, WCW), born in Brookings, South Dakota (d. 2019)
  • Cornell Dupree, American jazz and R&B session guitarist (Atlantic Records - Aretha Franklin), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), born in Marseille, France (d. 1995)
  • Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme
1942 Highlights

About December 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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