What Happened on November 8, 1942

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Adolf Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

Event of Interest

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

  • Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

Ángel Cordero Jr.Ángel Cordero Jr. (80 years old)

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
Born in 1942

About November 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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