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

Person of interestHarrison 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- )
  • Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Stephen Jo Bladd, rocker (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1942 Highlights

About July 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer