On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

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 ┼╗egota 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