On This Day

What Happened on September 7, 1942

Historical Events

  • First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Ted Schroeder wins his first of 2 Grand Slam events; beats countryman Frank Parker 8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz beats fellow American Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England

Person of interestRoy DeMeo

Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo

Famous Deaths

  • Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
1942 Highlights

About September 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo