On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Heinz [Burt], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), born in Detmold, The Free State of Lippe (now Germany) (d. 2000)
1942 Highlights

About July 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo