What Happened on June 7, 1942

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Chester Nimitz wins 1st World War II naval defeat of Japan

  • Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Aonghas MacNeacail [Angus Nicolson], Scottish poet Gaelic activist, born in Uig, Scotland (d. 2022) [1]

Muammar GaddafiMuammar Gaddafi (1942-2011)

Libyan revolutionary, political theorist and dictator (1969-2011), born in Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya

Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, dies at 38

About June 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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