On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • First powered flight of V-1 'buzz bomb', Peenemunde, Germany
  • Red army occupies German airports at Tasjinskaja & Morozowsk

Famous Deaths

AssassinationFrançois Darlan

François Darlan, French Admiral of the Fleet during WWII and Vichy Prime Minister (1941-42), assassinated at 61 in his headquarters in French North Africa by resistance fighter Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle

  • Friedrich Klose, German-Swiss composer (König Elf), dies at 80
  • K Balmont, writer, dies at 75
1942 Highlights

About December 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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