On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1942

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • Japanese forces retreat, ending Battle of Midway
  • Japanese troop land on Kiska, Aleutians

Famous Birthdays

  • Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy

1942 Highlights

About June 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini