Events in year of 1942

  • 01-01Rose Bowl played in NC due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16
  • 01-01US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • 01-0228 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
  • 01-02German troops in Bardia surrender
  • 01-02Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • 01-03American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • 01-04NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
  • 01-04Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly to Florida
  • 01-04Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
  • 01-0555 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 01-061st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
  • 01-06Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • 01-07WW II siege of Bataan starts
  • 01-09Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-09US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • 01-10Japan invades North-Celebes, Netherlands Indies
  • 01-11Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
  • 01-12British troops reconquer Sollum
  • 01-12Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
  • 01-12National War Labor Board created
  • 01-13Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies
  • 01-13Interallied war trial conference publishes St. James Declaration
  • 01-13Allied Conference for war trials
  • 01-13German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • 01-14Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
  • 01-15Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WWII
  • 01-15FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII
  • 01-16William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
  • 01-19Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 01-19Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers

People born in year of 1942

  • 01-01Country Joe McDonald: California, United States -- Rock guitarist / vocalist (the Fish)
  • 01-01Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 01-01George Couroupos: Composer
  • 01-01Martin Frost: (Rep-D-Texas, 1971- )
  • 01-05Cliff Potts: Glendale, California -- Actor (Ted-Lou Grant)
  • 01-05Maurizio Pollini: Milan, Italy -- Pianist
  • 01-06Barbara Lynn Alexander: Producer
  • 01-07Vasili Alexeyev: USSR -- Weightlifer (1972, 76 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-08John Peterson: Rocker
  • 01-08Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov: USSR -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • 01-10Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-10Jack Regan: Broadcaster
  • 01-10Walter Hill: Director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • 01-12Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky: Cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • 01-14Amichand Rajbansi: South African politician
  • 01-14Carol Bellamy: Planfield, New Jersey -- (City Council President D-NYC, 1978-85)
  • 01-15Edward "Sonny" Bivins: US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • 01-16Barbara Lynn: Rocker
  • 01-16Bill Francis Mobile Al: Rocker (Dr Hook)
  • 01-16Tony P Hall: (Rep-D-Ohio, 1979- )
  • 01-16William Francis: Rocker
  • 01-17Randy Boone: Fayetteville, North Carolina -- Actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian)
  • 01-19Michael Crawford: England, United Kingdom -- Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 01-19Shelly Fabares: Santa Monica, California -- Actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
  • 01-23Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin: Cosmonaut
  • 01-26Nigel Walmsley: Chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • 01-26Scott Glenn: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft)
  • 01-26William McLennan: CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • 01-27James Cromwell: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Stretch-All in the Family, Babe)
  • 01-27Petr Kotik: Composer

People died in year of 1942

  • 01-01Jaroslav Jezek: Composer, dies at 35
  • 01-03Pauline Beersmans [PLJM van Cuyck]: Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • 01-04Leon Jessel: Composer, dies at 70
  • 01-05Yves Paringaux: French Chief of Staff, murdered
  • 01-07Henry: Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
  • 01-08Arvo Hannikainen: Composer, dies at 44
  • 01-15Melvin Winfield Sheppard: Runner (1908, 12 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 58
  • 01-16Carole Lombard: Actress, (Bolero), and mom killed in plane crash at 32
  • 01-17Frederick Jerome Work: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-21Henryk Opienski: Polish Composer / musicologist / conductor, dies at 72
  • 01-22Reimond Tollenaere: Leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • 01-22Walter Richard Sickert: British Painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • 01-25Eugene Samuel-Holeman: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-26Gerard L F Philips: Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • 01-28Pablo Luna y Carne: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-29Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal: Composer, dies at 92
  • 01-30Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-06Wobbe de Vries: Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • 02-07Dorando di Desiderio Pietri: Marathoner (1908 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 56
  • 02-08Fritz Todt: German Reichs Minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • 02-12Grant Wood: US Painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
  • 02-15Guido Adler: Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
  • 02-15Stanislav Binicki: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-20Guido Gasperini: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-23Stefan Zweig: Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • 02-25Leo Ascher: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-27Karel WFM Doorman: Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • 03-03Amedeo: Duke of Aosta, Viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • 03-04Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg: Composer, dies at 62
  • 03-08Jose R Capablanca: Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53

Events in year of 1943

  • 01-01Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 01-01Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • 01-031st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 01-03Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 01-04Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
  • 01-05Teams agrees to start season later due to WWII
  • 01-05William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • 01-09Japanese government in Java limits sale and use of motorcars
  • 01-10Russian offensive against German 6th / 4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 01-11US and Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 01-12Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
  • 01-13British Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
  • 01-13Hitler declares "Total War"
  • 01-13Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 01-13US infantry captures Galloping Horse-ridge Guadalcanal
  • 01-14Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • 01-14FDR andWinston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WWII
  • 01-14Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
  • 01-151,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • 01-151st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • 01-161st US air raid on Ambon
  • 01-16German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
  • 01-16Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • 01-17Tin Can Drive Day
  • 01-18Jews in Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
  • 01-18Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • 01-18Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • 01-18US rations bread and metal
  • 01-19Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • 01-20Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian and Croatian

People born in year of 1943

  • 01-04Tom Wilkinson: CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 01-05Eusebio de Silva Ferreira: Mozamb / Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)
  • 01-05Ferreira da Silva Eusebio: Brazilan International soccer player
  • 01-06Osvaldo Soriano: Writer
  • 01-06Paul James Nunn: Mountaineer
  • 01-06Terry Venables: British soccer player / manager
  • 01-07Jim Lefebvre: Hawthorne, California -- Baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 01-07Leona Williams: Singer / songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 01-07Nicholas Warner: Test Pilot
  • 01-08Lee Jackson: Rocker (Nice)
  • 01-08Marcus Hutson: Rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 01-09Dick Yount: Rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 01-09Kenneth Kelley: US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • 01-09Rob Hoeke: Dutch pianist / singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • 01-11William Albert Penn: Composer
  • 01-12Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen: Mime / director (Stinging Nettle King)
  • 01-13William Duckworth: Composer
  • 01-14Holland Taylor: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
  • 01-14Jose Luis Rodriguez: Caracas, Venezuela -- Singer (Dueno De Nada)
  • 01-14Ronald Hunter: Boston, Massachusetts -- Actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
  • 01-14Shannon Lucid: Shanghai, China -- Astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76 / 79)
  • 01-15Mike Marshall: MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • 01-16Brian Ferneyhough: Composer
  • 01-16Gavin Bryars: Composer
  • 01-17Daniel Charles Brandenstein: Watertown, Wisconsin -- Astronaut (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • 01-18Dave Greene: Rocker
  • 01-19Margriet Francisca: Dutch Princess
  • 01-20Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn: Dutch Provo politician
  • 01-22H James "Jim" Saxton: (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1984- )
  • 01-23William E "Bill" Gibb: Scottish fashion designer

People died in year of 1943

  • 01-05George Washington Carver: Famous black scientist, dies at 81
  • 01-07Nikola Tesla: Yugoslavian physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
  • 01-09Robin G Collingwood: English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 01-10Agustin P Justo y Rolon: President Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66
  • 01-10J Arthur S Berson: Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • 01-12Jan R T Campert: Dutch resistance fighter / Poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • 01-14Adolf Sandberger: Composer, dies at 78
  • 01-16Franz Courtens: Flemish Painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • 01-20Giacomo Benvenuti: Composer, dies at 57
  • 01-21Otakar Sini: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-23Alexander Woollcott: Critic, dies at 56 of a heart attack while on the radio
  • 01-24John Burns: English Minister of Local Government (1905-14)
  • 01-26Nikolai Vavilov: Geneticist, Saratovv labour camp
  • 02-03Alexander Goode: Rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • 02-04Frank Calder: 1st NHL President
  • 02-05Wim Gertenbach: Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • 02-06HA Seyffardt: Dutch Lieutenant General / NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • 02-09Reydons: Wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • 02-13William Walraven: Journalist / writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 02-14David Hilbert: German Mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • 02-14Frieda Reiss: French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • 02-15Thomas "Fats" Waller: US jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 38
  • 02-15William Victor Harris: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-18Henri Polak: Dutch union leader / politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • 02-22Christoph Probst: German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose)
  • 02-22Hans Scholl: German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • 02-22Sophie Scholl: German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded
  • 03-02Alexandre Yersin: Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • 03-04Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis: Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • 03-04Pieter C Boutens: Dutch Poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73