On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
  • NY Yankees shortstop Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in Game 3 of the Baseball World Series; he is fined $250 & suspended for first 30 days of 1943 season
  • Triple Crown winner Whirlaway, ridden by George Woolf wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park to become the first thoroughbred to amass more than $500,000 in lifetime earnings
1942 Highlights

About October 3, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra