On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1942

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • Japanese troops land on Attu, Aleutian Islands
  • USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMuammar Gaddafi

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

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi

Famous Deaths

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

About June 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini