What Happened on December 30, 1942

Historical Events

Music History

NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater, initiating the term "Sinatramania"

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Ward, American actor (Escape From Alcatraz; The Right Stuff: Remo Williams; Thunderheart), born in San Diego, California (d. 2022)
  • Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • Michael Nesmith, American rock guitarist (The Monkees), and singer-songwriter ("Different Drum"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2021) [1]
  • Robert Quine, American rock guitarist (Lou Reed; Matthew Sweet; John Zorn), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
Born in 1942

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? 80 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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