On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
  • Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the Żegota organization
  • US bombers strike Italian mainland for first time in WW II

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
1942 Highlights

About December 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius