What Happened on March 17, 1942

Historical Events

  • Bełżec Concentration Camp opens with the transport of 30,000 Lublin Polish Jews

Historic Event

General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander

Famous Birthdays

  • Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor

John Wayne GacyJohn Wayne Gacy (1942-1994)

American serial killer who killed 33 young men, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Sidney Barthelemy, American politician (Mayor of New Orleans), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1942 Highlights

About March 17, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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