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), born in Berkeley, California

Emmerson Mnangagwa

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Singer, American war reporter, dies aboard USS Wasp
1942 Highlights

About September 15, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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