On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • An explosion at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant kills 48 people
  • British offensive in North Africa under General Ritchie
  • USA declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Dodge, composer
  • Nelson "Bo" Burton Jr, bowler/sportscaster (Pro Bowlers Tour)
  • Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea (1979- )
1942 Highlights

About June 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini