What Happened on October 2, 1942

Historical Events

  • RMS Queen Mary, carrying thousands of US troops, slices cruiser HMS Curacao in half, killing 239

Famous Birthdays

Steve SabolSteve Sabol (1942-2012)

American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey

Famous Divorces

Louis Armstrong

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (41) divorces Alpha Smith after 4 years of marriage

1942 Highlights

About October 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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