What Happened on May 31, 1942

Historical Events

Radio History

Avant-garde radio play "The City Wears A Slouch Hat" with music by John Cage and script by Kenneth Patchen broadcast in Chicago

  • German Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury, England

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Seaview CC: Sam Snead beats Jim Turnesa, 2 & 1 for his first PGA Tour major title

  • U-boats sink and damage 146 allied ships this month (722,666 tons)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)
1942 Highlights

About May 31, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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