On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)

Sports History

74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2

  • Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
  • Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians

Famous Birthdays

  • Howard "Howie" Kane [Kirshenbaum], American rock singer (Jay and the Americans - "Come a Little Bit Closer")
  • Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

Myrna Loy

"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (36) weds John Hertz Jr. in New York City

1942 Highlights

About June 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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