On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Invention

World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Parry, English session and touring rock saxophonist (Pink Floyd - "Money"), born in Kentford, Suffolk

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), dies 84
1942 Highlights

About December 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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