What Happened on March 19, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Event

FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty

  • Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • (Wilfred) "Wilf" Lunn, British inventor, TV personality (Vision On), and author, born in Rastrick, West Yorkshire, England
  • David Minge, American judge and politician (Rep-D-Minnesota 1993-2001), born in Clarkfield, Minnesota
  • Jeff Neighbour, American rock bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')

Famous Deaths

  • Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist and ornithologist, dies at 86
1942 Highlights

About March 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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