On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1942

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • US gens Clark & Lemnitzer & French gen Mast meet secretly in Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • Robin John Maconie, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies
  • Sybren Tulip, NSBer/supt of police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies
1942 Highlights

About October 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra