What Happened on July 29, 1942

Historical Events

  • Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Boulevard, in honor of former Bronx Borough President and US Congressman, Henry Bruckner

Famous Birthdays

  • Les Josephson, American football running back (NFL Pro Bowl 1967; Los Angeles Rams), born in Minneota, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Sharon Gans, American stage and screen actress (Slaughterhouse-Five; Artists and Orphans: A True Drama), and playwright, born in The Bronx, NYC (d. 2021)
  • Tony Sirico, American actor (The Sopranos - "Paulie Walnuts"; Cop Land; Family Guy), born in NYC (d. 2022)
Born in 1942
1942 Highlights

About July 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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