August 4, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Colonel general Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed

Birthdays in History


Person of interestDavid Lange

David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2005)

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)