On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt concentration camp

Famous Birthdays

  • Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
1942 Highlights

About October 10, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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