On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1942

Historical Events

  • Africa Korps invades Egypt
  • US Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered


Village of Ležáky, Czechoslovakia destroyed by Nazis after Gestapo finds a radio transmitter believed to have been involved coordinating the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, 33 adults were executed by firing squad on site, and children were sent to concentration camp gas chambers, and the village was burned down and plowed under

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Brown, British rock singer and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), born in Whitby, Yorkshire
  • Gerhart Roth, Austrian writer, born in Graz
  • Michele Lee, American stage and screen actress, and singer (Knots Landing - "Karen; Seesaw; The Love Bug), born in Los Angeles, California
1942 Highlights

About June 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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