On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Olympic giant slalom silver, slalom bronze 1964), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 2007)
  • Stephen Macht, American actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1942 Highlights

About May 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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