On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestÁngel Cordero Jr.

Ángel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85; US Racing Hall of Fame), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico

  • Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
1942 Highlights

About November 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio