What Happened on December 8, 1942

Historical Events

  • 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)

Famous Birthdays

  • (Frederick) "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Bobby Elliott, British rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Mario Savio, American political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

Albert KahnAlbert Kahn (1869-1942)

American architect known as the "architect of Detroit", dies at 73

1942 Highlights

About December 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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