What Happened on July 24, 1942

Historical Events

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

Music Premiere

Irving Berlin's musical "This Is The Army" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
  • Cotton Nash, American baseball outfielder (Chicago WS, Minnesota Twins) and basketball small forward (LA Lakers, SF Warriors, Kentucky Colonels), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2023)
  • Heinz [Burt], British rock bassist (The Tornados - "Telstar"), born in Detmold, The Free State of Lippe (now Germany) (d. 2000)
Born in 1942

About July 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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