May 3, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • German Luftwaffe again bombs Exeter, destroying its town centre
  • Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands during WWII
  • Nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
  • Nazis require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star

Birthdays in History

  • C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
  • Dave Marash, American journalist

Deaths in History

  • Johan H. Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter and leader of Order Service (OD), executed at 61
  • Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (1924-26, 1929-42), dies at 68