On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Elliott, 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)
  • [Frederick] "Toots" Hibbert, Jamaican singer-songwriter (The Maytals - "Pressure Drop"), born in May Pen, Jamaica (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlbert Kahn

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

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn

1942 Highlights

About December 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius