On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1942

Historical Events

  • -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
  • 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
  • Germany completes its WWII occupation of France
  • Jews in the Free Zone of France ordered to wear a yellow star of David
  • Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
  • Transport #45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975), born in East Bank, Guyana (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Hendrik Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
1942 Highlights

About November 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio