What Happened on March 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Bombing of L├╝beck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city
  • British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
  • British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die
  • German submarine U-585 sinks

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Goodyear, English television actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • Larry Pressler, American politician, United States Senator from South Dakota, born in Humboldt, South Dakota
  • Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)