What Happened on September 14, 1942

Historical Events

  • Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1

Attack on Pearl Harbor

US Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz presents the 1st Medal of Honor of WWII, for courage and valor beyond the call of duty during the attack on Pearl Harbor, to sailor John William Finn; ceremony took place in Pearl Harbor aboard USS Enterprise

  • Yanks clinch pennant #13
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Kuldar Sink, Estonian composer, born in Tallin, USSR (now Estonia) (d. 1995)
  • Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)

About September 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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