What Happened on December 6, 1942

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth

  • RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Handke, Austrian writer (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams), 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, born in Griffen, Austria
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Amos Rusie, American Baseball HOF pitcher (Triple Crown & NL wins leader 1894; 5 × NL strikeout leader; pitched no-hitter 1891; NY Giants), dies at 71

About December 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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