What Happened on June 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)

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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)

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US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrive in Washington, D.C.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry S. Taylor, American writer
  • Marg Margolies-Mezvinsky, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Togo West Jr., American attorney and public official (3rd Secretary of Veterans Affairs 1998-2000), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 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