On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1942

Historical Events

  • US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)

Person of interestEmmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Mnangagwa "the crocodile", Zimbabwean politician (President 2017-), born in Zvishavane, South Rhodesia

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa
  • Lee Dorman, American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Singer, American war reporter (Wasp), dies
  • Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
1942 Highlights

About September 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo