On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Janice Pennington, American Playboy playmate (May 1971) and model (The Price is Right), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Phil Gramm, (Sen-R Texas, 1985- )

Famous Weddings

Cary Grant

British born actor "His Girl Friday" Cary Grant (38) weds American heiress and socialite Barbara Hutton (29)

Famous Deaths

  • Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 83
1942 Highlights

About July 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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