What Happened on November 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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


Person of interestJ. B. M. Hertzog

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

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog