On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist, born in Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer, dies at 38
1942 Highlights

About June 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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