What Happened on July 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • WWI: German troops conquer Black Sea port city of Sevastopol, Crimea, after a 250 battle; Russia takes it back in 1944

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, 1984-91 (NJ Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario
  • Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts; film Anne of the Thousand Days; Choose Me; Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sandra Crouch, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, drummer and songwriter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • William Carney, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, 1979-87), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
1942 Highlights

About July 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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