On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pennsylvania, kills 21

'The Banality of Evil'

First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

Battle of Interest

German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

Famous Birthdays

  • Erica Jong [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings

Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 67
1942 Highlights

About March 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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