On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1942

Historical Events

  • 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio in September
  • French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Nelson, American astronaut (STS 61C), attorney, and politician (U.S. Representative (D) Florida, 1979-1999; U.S. Senate (D) Florida, 2001-19; NASA Administartor, 2021- )
  • Donna Corcoran, American actress (Man Without a Star), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Ian McShane, British actor (Roots; Bare Essence), born in Blackburn England
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz-fusion electric violinist (Frank Zappa; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Cosmic Messenger; Tchokola), born in Avranches, France
  • Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
1942 Highlights

About September 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra