On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Hathcock, American Marine sniper (d. 1999)
  • Lynn Davies, long jumper
  • Paula [Jill Jackson], American pop singer ("Hey Paula"), born in McCamey, Texas
  • Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1942 Highlights

About May 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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