On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1942

Historical Events

  • Convoy PQ16 departs Great Britain for Russia

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hunt, British Conservative politician, born in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales
  • John Konrads, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m freestyle, bronze 400m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle 1960; 26 individual world records), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2021)
  • Robert C. Springer, American Army Colonel USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), born in St. Louis, Missouri
1942 Highlights

About May 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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