On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Enid Blyton publishes "Five on a Treasure Island" first of her "Famous Five" children's novels, start of one of the best-selling children's series ever with over 100 million sold

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerome Ragni, American playwright and songwriter (Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey

Person of interestTom Dreesen

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

Comedian Tom Dreesen
Comedian
Tom Dreesen