On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards
  • St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
1942 Highlights

About October 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra