On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Ward, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox), born in San Diego, California
  • Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas
  • Robert Quine, American rock guitarist (Lou Reed; Matthew Sweet; John Zorn), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident

Famous Deaths

  • Neville Henderson, British diplomat and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Nazi Germany (1937-39), dies at 60
1942 Highlights

About December 30, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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