What Happened in September 1942

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
  • Sep 1 German troops land on Taman peninsula
  • Sep 2 German troops enter Stalingrad
  • Sep 4 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 5 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
  • Sep 5 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
  • Sep 6 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Sep 7 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • Sep 7 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 7 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • Sep 7 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Sep 7 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Sep 9 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes
  • Sep 9 Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
  • Sep 10 British troops land on Madagascar
  • Sep 10 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf

  • Sep 11 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 12 Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
  • Sep 13 Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • Sep 13 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • Sep 14 Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 14 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • Sep 15 US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 16 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
  • Sep 18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • Sep 18 The order for 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice
  • Sep 20 Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
  • Sep 21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • Sep 21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 22 Meulenberg robs of church bells
  • Sep 23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • Sep 23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 23 The 'Manhattan Project' commences, under the direction of US General Leslie Groves: its aim - to deliver an atomic bomb
  • Sep 27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • Sep 27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Sep 27 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
  • Sep 28 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • Sep 28 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • Sep 29 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Admiral Chester Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Sep 30 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • Sep 3 Al Jardine, American guitarist and singer (Beach Boys-Surfin, In My Room), born in Lima, Ohio
  • Sep 4 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • Sep 4 Merald "Bubba" Knight, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 4 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Person of interestRay Floyd

Sep 4 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Sep 4 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology, born in Shiraz, Iran (d. 2006)
  • Sep 5 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • Sep 5 Werner Herzog, German director (Burden of Dreams, Stroszek, Woyzeck), born in Munich, Germany
  • Sep 5 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
  • Sep 6 Dave Bargeron, American rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 6 Mel McDaniel, American country singer (Baby's got her Blue Jeans On), born in Checotah, Oklahoma
  • Sep 7 Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

Sep 7 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Sep 8 Brian Cole, rock vocalist/bassist (Association), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 8 Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)
  • Sep 8 Sal Valentino [Salvatore Willard Spampinato], American rock musician (the Beau Brummels), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9 Inez Foxx, American R&B singer (Mockingbird), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 9 John Linder, (Rep-R-Georgia)
  • Sep 9 Luther Simmons, rocker (Main Ingredient
  • Sep 10 Danny Hutton, Irish rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)

Person of interestTom Dreesen

Sep 11 Tom Dreesen, American comedian (Tim Ried's partner), born in Harvey, Illinois

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen
  • Sep 11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Sep 11 Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Sep 12 Tomés Marco, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 13 Hissène Habré, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau
  • Sep 14 Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
  • Sep 14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Sep 15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Person of interestEmmerson Mnangagwa

Sep 15 Emmerson Mnangagwa "the crocodile", Zimbabwean politician (President 2017-), born in Zvishavane, South Rhodesia

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Sep 16 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)
  • Sep 16 Linda G Miller, American actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 16 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Beverly Aadland, Errol Flynns last girlfriend, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Sep 17 Robert Graysmith, Zodiac killer researcher
  • Sep 18 Koos van den Berg, Dutch politician (SGP), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • Sep 19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb)
  • Sep 20 Gérald Tremblay, Québec politician
  • Sep 21 Ann Elder, American comedienne (Smothers Brothers Show, Laugh-In), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 22 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • Sep 22 Dick Pickering, trade unionist
  • Sep 22 William C Nelson, rep/astronaut (STS 24)
  • Sep 23 Sila María Calderón, Puerto Rican politician
  • Sep 24 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 25 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
  • Sep 25 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Sep 26 Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 27 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • Sep 27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Sep 27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • Sep 28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • Sep 28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • Sep 28 Tim Maia, Brazilian Singer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 29 Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • Sep 29 Ian McShane, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Sep 29 Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • Sep 29 Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Sep 29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • Sep 29 William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 29 Bill Nelson, American politician
  • Sep 30 Dewey Martin, Canadian rock vocalist and drummer (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Sep 30 Frankie Lymon, American rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 30 Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • Sep 7 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • Sep 10 Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
  • Sep 14 E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • Sep 15 Jack Singer, American war reporter (Wasp), dies
  • Sep 15 Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
  • Sep 19 Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • Sep 27 Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
  • Sep 28 Eva Thatcher, American actress, dies at 80