What Happened on December 2, 1942

Historical Events

Event of Interest

World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicago Pile-1 (world's 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi

Famous Birthdays

  • Ted Bluechel Jr, American rock vocalist and drummer (The Association, 1967-84 - "Windy"; "Cherish"), born in San Pedro, California
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Karen Jønsson née (Pedersen), Danish jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, and actress, dies of pneumonia at 33
1942 Highlights

About December 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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