On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Event

FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

  • 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? 78 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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