On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Admiral Chester Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period

Famous Birthdays

  • Dewey Martin, Canadian rock drummer (Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"), born in Chesterville, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall in Love"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Gus Dudgeon [Angus Boyd Dudgeon], British pop record producer (Elton John, David Bowie), born in Woking, Surrey (d. 2002)
  • Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
1942 Highlights

About September 30, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra