On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, 1st US jet, makes maiden flight
  • Little Golden Books (children's books) begins publishing

Famous Birthdays

  • Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)