What Happened on October 1, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Herb Fame, American pop and soul singer (Peaches & Herb - "Reunited"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jean-Pierre Jabouille, French auto racer (55 x F1 GP, 2 wins; 4 x 3rd overall 24 Hours of Le Mans), born in Paris, France (d. 2023)
  • Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

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

About October 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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