On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1942

Historical Events

Music Recording

Bing Crosby records "Silent Night"

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tambov, Russia
  • Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World"; "One";"Old Fashioned Love Song"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player (Masters 1977; Pot Black 1978, 85; UK C'ship 1988, World C'ship 1981 runner-up), born in Gelligaer, Wales (d. 2021)
  • Gael Ramsey, Brigadier commander (HQ Aldershot Garrison)
1942 Highlights

About June 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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