On This Day

June 4, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Battle of Midway begins; Japan's 1st major defeat in WW II
  • Capitol Record Co opens for business

Deaths in History


Person of interestReinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), dies a week after an assassination attempt at 38

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich