On This Day

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

Person of interestSteve Sabol

Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

1942 Highlights

About October 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra