On This Day

What Happened on November 19, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Event

Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Netherlands"

  • 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

Calvin Klein

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

  • Gary Ackerman, American politician(Rep-D-NY, 1983-2013), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • Sharon Olds, American poet (The Dead and the Living), born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

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

About November 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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