On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Nelson, American politician
  • Donna Corcoran, Quincy Mass, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • 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, Blackburn England, actor (Roots, Bare Essence)
  • Jean-Luc Ponty, French fusion violinist (Frank Zappa), born in Avranches, France
  • Madeline Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • William Nelson, (Rep-D-Fla, 1979- )/astronaut (STS 61C)
1942 Highlights

About September 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra