On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1942

Historical Events

  • German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam and The Hague

Music releaseMusic Premiere

US première of Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony in NYC by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini in a concert broadcast nationwide on NBC radio

1942 Highlights

About July 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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