On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • 5,000 Jews of Rovno Polish Ukraine, executed by Nazis
  • German occupiers imprison 800 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • SS shoots 1,500 Jews in Josefov Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • (Jim) "Roger" McGuinn, American folk-rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"; "Eight Miles High"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jay Uzzell, rocker (Corsairs)
  • Rod Chandler, (Rep-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Stephen Jo Bladd, American drummer (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"; "Freeze Frame"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tom King, American rock guitarist, songwriter, guitarist, and arranger (The Outsiders - "Time Won't Let Me"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2011)
1942 Highlights

About July 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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