On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1942

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Adolf Hitler names field marshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)

Famous Birthdays

  • Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • Tweety [Pie], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Bob Clampett and Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "A Tale of Two Kitties"

Famous Deaths

J. B. M. Hertzog

J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General and Prime Minister (1924-39), dies at 76

1942 Highlights

About November 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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