On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1942

Historical Events

  • Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram

Famous Birthdays

  • Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Fred Travalena, American comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • Jerry Grote, American MLB catcher for 16 seasons (mostly with NY Mets, including 1969 World Series title), born in San Antonio, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Erich Kuttner, German journalist and historian (Vorwarts), dies at 55
1942 Highlights

About October 6, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra