What Happened on July 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism

Famous Birthdays

  • Teddy Pilette, Belgian auto racer (European F5000 Championship 1973, 75), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Vladimír Mečiar, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia, born in Zvolen, Slovakia
Born in 1942

Famous Weddings

Isaac Asimov

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (The Seven Madmen), dies at 42
  • Titus Brandsma, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (spoke out against Nazi ideology), murdered at Dachau concentration camp at 61
1942 Highlights

About July 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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