On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Netherlands"

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCalvin Klein

Calvin Klein, American fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
  • Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • Sharon Olds, American poet

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), shot and killed by German Nazi at 50
  • Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
1942 Highlights

About November 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio