On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1942

Historical Events

  • French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp

Famous Birthdays

  • Desmond Dekker, Jamaican reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites), born in Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica (d. 2006)
  • Frank Field, British Labour politician, born in Edmonton, Middlesex

Person of interestMargaret Smith Court

Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis player (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Albury, New South Wales

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court

1942 Highlights

About July 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer