On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • German troops conquer Sebastopol

Famous Birthdays

  • Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Doug Carpenter, Canadian NHL coach (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Canada
  • Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Brooklyn, New York
1942 Highlights

About July 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer