On This Day

What Happened on June 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st V-2 rocket launch, Peenemunde, Germany; reached 1.3 km
  • Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island
  • The United States opens its Office of War Information, with Elmer Davis as head
  • US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) formed

Famous Birthdays

  • James Carr, American singer ("To Love Somebody"), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 2001)
1942 Highlights

About June 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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