On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1942

Historical Events

  • Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)

Famous Birthdays

  • Curly Neal, American basketball guard (Harlem Globetrotters 1963-85), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Frank Froehling, American tennis player (US C'ships 1963 runner-up; doubles, mixed doubles 1965 runner-up), born in Islamorada, Florida (d. 2020)

Person of interestGary Kildall

Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer Scientist Gary Kildall
Computer Scientist
Gary Kildall
  • James Topping, author of CP/M
  • Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter

Famous Deaths

  • Nicoline Magdalene Roll Anker, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
1942 Highlights

About May 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus