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1942 Calendar

1942 Calendar

January
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11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
February
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1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
April
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   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
May
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     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
June
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 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
July
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567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
August
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      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

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1942 Historical Event(s)

  •  February 1, 1942 – Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
  •  February 6, 1942 – World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  •  February 15, 1942 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
  •  April 9, 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March – United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island’s east coast.
  •  May 9, 1942 – Holocaust: The SS murders 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.
  •  May 22, 1942 – The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
  •  June 4, 1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.
  •  August 11, 1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
  •  August 16, 1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.
  •  November 26, 1942 – World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convene the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.

Who Were Born On 1942?

  •  January 1, 1942 – Country Joe McDonald, American musician (Country Joe and the Fish)
  •  March 4, 1942 – James Gustave Speth, American environmental lawyer and advocate
  •  March 28, 1942 – Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
  •  April 18, 1942 – Steve Blass, American professional baseball player
  •  May 12, 1942 – Billy Swan, American songwriter and singer
  •  June 3, 1942 – Curtis Mayfield, American musician (d. 1999)
  •  August 29, 1942 – John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  •  September 9, 1942 – Danny Kalb, American musician, (Blues Project)
  •  December 6, 1942 – Peter Handke, Austrian writer