On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1942

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

European broadcast première of Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in London conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
  • Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)
1942 Highlights

About June 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer