On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
  • Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18 in the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Brickell, actress (Gentle Ben), born in Camden, Arkansas
  • John P Hammond, American blues singer ("So Many Roads"), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
1942 Highlights

About November 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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