On This Day

What Happened on September 11, 1942

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

1942 Highlights

About September 11, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo