On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad
  • Last camouflaged German raider Komet leaves Flushing (Netherlands)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Maxwell Anderson's "Eve of St Mark" premieres in NYC

Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
  • US & UK government announce establishment of United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Joy Behar [Occhiuto], American actress and comedian (The View), born in Brooklyn, New York
1942 Highlights

About October 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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