On This Day

What Happened on September 13, 1942

Historical Events

  • Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • German forces attack Stalingrad

Famous Birthdays

Hissène Habré

Hissène Habré, Chadian politician and convicted war criminal, Dictator of Chad (1982-90), born in Faya-Largeau, Chad, French Equatorial Africa (d. 2021) [1]

  • Vladislav Zolotaryov, Soviet Russian bayanist (button accordion player), and composer (Six Children's Suites), born in De-kastri, Khabarovsk Krai, USSR (d. 1975)
1942 Highlights

About September 13, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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