On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • 26th Soviet Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
  • British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
  • NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)

Person of interestJoe Biden

Joe Biden, American politician (Vice President: 2009-2017), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop, born in Mosul, Iraq (d. 2008)
1942 Highlights

About November 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio