On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1942

Historical Events

  • 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein
  • U-boats sink and damage 120 allied ships this month (659,457 tons)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave McNally, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969-70, 72; World Series 1966, 70; Baltimore Orioles), born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
  • David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2018)
1942 Highlights

About October 31, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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