On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1942

Historical Events

  • 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Hetzel, American NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Kim Fowley, Philippines American rock vocalist/producer/songwriter (d. 2015)
  • Mike Hegan, MLB player (NY Yankees), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Patricia Elliott, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), born in Gunnison Colorado (d. 2015)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Mae West (48) divorces vaudeville performer Frank Wallace after 31 years of marriage

Actress Mae West
Mae West

1942 Highlights

About July 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer