On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1942

Historical Events

  • Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
  • Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York

Famous Divorces

Janet Leigh

Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) 4 months after getting married

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1896), dies at 73
1942 Highlights

About December 28, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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