On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals win club's 4th WS; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory

Historic Event

Budy Massacre at Auschwitz sub-camp, 90 French-Jewish women beaten to death by prison guards


Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Madsen, Swedish soccer administrator (chairman Malmö FF 1999-2009), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2021)
  • Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations, 1971-93 - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
1942 Highlights

About October 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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