What Happened on June 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
  • President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry S. Taylor, American writer
  • Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Famous Weddings

  • Jacqueline Kennedy's mother Janet Bouvier marries Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss