On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1942

Historical Events

  • "Durham Manifesto" issued by the Southern Conference on Race Relations held in Durham, North Carolina, calls for fundamental changes in race relations

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Hindman, American, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement), born in Bisbee, Arizona
  • Joe Bourne, American jazz singer ("Upbeat and Sweet"), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • May Robson, Australian born actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
1942 Highlights

About October 20, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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