On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1942

Historical Events

  • Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • Yanks clinch pennant #13

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

Famous Deaths

  • E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
1942 Highlights

About September 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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