On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Mike Gibson, Irish rugby union centre (69 caps Ireland, 12 British & Irish Lions, 9 Barbarians), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Berson, German meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon), dies at 83
  • Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
1942 Highlights

About December 3, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius