On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1942

Historical Events

  • Gasoline 1st rationed in US (17 Eastern States)
  • Nazi occupiers in Netherlands arrest 2,000 Dutch officers

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Wayne England, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Doug Lowe, 35th Premier of Tasmania
1942 Highlights

About May 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus