On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Hayes, American athlete (2 x Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1964) and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver (3-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Ahearn, Irish-American athlete (men's triple jump WR 15.52m 1911-24), dies at 54
  • Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfeld], German composer, dies at 63
1942 Highlights

About December 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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