On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

  • 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