On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

1942 Highlights

About November 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio