On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1942

Historical Events

Historic Communication

1st US President to broadcast in a foreign language - FDR, in French

  • Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean Shrimpton, British actress (Privilege; Beaton by Bailey; Something Nice to Eat), and the world's first supermodel, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer ("Secret Agent Man"), and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Tony Jackson, American professional basketball player, (ABL - Chicago Majors, 1961-63; ABA - three teams, 1967-69), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2005)
1942 Highlights

About November 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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