On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1942

Historical Events

  • Alaska highway completed

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Branch Rickey named president and General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • Nazis murder 16,000 Jews in Pinsk, Soviet Union
  • Seventh day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Ross, American artist and television host, born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster (d. 1996)
1942 Highlights

About October 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio