What Happened on December 21, 1942

Historical Events

  • US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal

Famous Birthdays

  • Carla Thomas, American soul and R&B singer ("Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)"; "Tramp"), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Hu JintaoHu Jintao (80 years old)

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

  • Reinhard Mey, German singer, born in Berlin, Germany

Famous Deaths

Franz BoasFranz Boas (1858-1942)

German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), dies at 84

  • Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63
1942 Highlights

About December 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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