On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1942

Historical Events


Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews

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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
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  • German troops conquer Tobruk, North Africa

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBrian Wilson

Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Beach Boys), born in Inglewood, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Singer-Songwriter
Brian Wilson

1942 Highlights

About June 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini