On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1942

Historical Events

  • World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Coday, American musician and singer (You’re Gonna Want Me), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • Ingram Douglass Marshall, American composer (Alcatraz; Fragility Cycles), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Jim Calhoun, American College Basketball & Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Men's NCAA National C'ship 1999, 2004, 11; UConn; University of Saint Joseph), born in Braintree, Massachusetts
  • Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
1942 Highlights

About May 10, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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