On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Comedy duo Abbott and Costello launch their weekly radio show

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor Bud Abbott
Comedian and Actor
Bud Abbott
  • Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

Famous Deaths

  • Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer, dies at 73
1942 Highlights

About October 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra