On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Alaska highway completed
  • Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • 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)