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Below, events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.


  • January 1 – WWII: United States and Philippines troops fight the Battle of Bataan.
  • January 2 – WWII: Manila is captured by Japanese forces. All defending soldiers in Manila are killed.
  • January 7 – WWII: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
  • January 10 – WWII: The last German air-raid on Liverpool destroys the home of William Patrick Hitler, Adolf Hitler's nephew. William Hitler is at this time in the United States where he later joins the navy to fight against his uncle.
  • January 11 – WWII:
    • Dutch East Indies campaign: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Dutch East Indies.
    • Battle of Malaya: The Japanese capture Kuala Lumpur.
  • January 13
    • Sikorsky R-4 first flies, in the United States; it will become the first mass-produced helicopter.
    • Heinkel test pilot Helmut Schenk becomes the first person to escape from a stricken aircraft with an ejection seat.
  • January 16 – Actress Carole Lombard and her mother are among those killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas, Nevada, while returning from a tour to promote the sale of war bonds.
  • January 19 – WWII:
    • Japanese forces invade Burma.
    • Establishment of United States VIII Bomber Command, later to become the Eighth Air Force, in Savannah, Georgia.
  • January 20Holocaust: Nazis at the Wannsee conference in Berlin decide that the "final solution to the Jewish problem" is relocation, and later extermination.
  • January 21 – WWII: Erwin Rommel launches his new offensive in Cyrenaica.
  • January 23 – WWII: The Battle of Rabaul begins.
  • January 25 – WWII: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
  • January 26 – WWII: The first American forces arrive in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland.
  • January 31 – WWII: Battle of Malaya: The last organized Allied forces leave British Malaya, ending the 54-day campaign.


  • February 1 – WWII: The Command staff of the Eighth Air Force reaches England
  • February 2 – WWII: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.
  • February 3 – WWII: Rommel suspends his offensive in Cyrenaica.
  • February 7Maritime Commission fleet operations transferred to War Shipping Administration (lasting until September 1, 1946).
  • February 8
    • António Óscar Carmona is elected president of Portugal.
    • WWII: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
    • Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States.
  • February 9
    • Post of Chief of the Air Force Staff created.
    • The ocean liner SS Normandie catches fire while being converted into the troopship USS Lafayette (AP-53) for WWII.
  • February 10 – In the early hours of the morning the SS Normandie capsizes at pier 88 in New York City.
  • February 11Operation Cerberus A flotilla of Kriegsmarine ships dash from Brest through the English Channel to northern ports; the British fail to sink any one of them.
  • February 15 – WWII: Singapore surrenders to Japanese forces.
  • February 19 – WWII:
    • Japanese warplanes attack Darwin, Australia.
    • President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs executive order 9066 allowing the United States military to define areas as exclusionary zones. These zones affect the Japanese on the West Coast, and Germans and Italians primarily on the East Coast.
  • February 19-23 – the Battle of Sittang Bridge British forces retreat to the Sittang River.
  • February 20 – Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first U.S. Navy WWII flying ace.
  • February 22General George Marshall transmits a direct order to General Douglass MacArthur in President Roosevelt's name, ordering MacArthur himself to turn over command of the Philippines to a subordinate and report to Australia to assume command of the large American force being built up there. The orders are worded to allow MacArthur to choose the exact moment of his departure; for various reasons, he will not leave until March 12 (Eastern Date).
  • February 23 – The Japanese submarine I-17 fires 17 high-explosive shells toward an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, causing little damage.
  • February 24 – The SS Struma, carrying Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania to British-controlled Palestine, is torpedoed and sunk by the Soviet submarine Shch 213, killing 768 men, women and children, with only one survivor, a 19 year old man, making it the largest exclusively civilian naval disaster of the war.[1]
  • February 24Propaganda: The Voice of America begins broadcasting.
  • February 25The Princess Elizabeth registers for war service.
  • February 25Battle of Los Angeles: Over 1,400 AA shells are fired at an unidentified, slow-moving object in the skies over Los Angeles. The appearance of the object triggers an immediate wartime blackout over most of Southern California, with thousands of air raid wardens being deployed throughout the city. In total there are 6 deaths. Despite the several hour barrage no planes are downed.
  • February 26
    • The worst coal dust explosion to date, in Honkeiko, China, claims 1,549 lives.
    • The 14th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles; How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture.
  • February 27 – WWII – Battle of the Java Sea: An allied (ABDA) task force of 14 vessels under Dutch command, trying to stem a Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies, is defeated by a 19 vessel Japanese task force in the Java Sea; 2.300 sailors die, including the commander, admiral Karel Doorman; Japanese attain naval hegemony in East-Asia


  • March – Construction begins on the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (the largest in the United States during WWII).
  • March 9 – WWII: Executive order 9082 (February 28, 1942) reorganizes the United States Army into three major commands: Army Ground Forces, Army Air Forces, and Services of Supply, later redesignated Army Service Forces.
  • March 12 – WWII: General General Douglas MacArthur, his family, and key members of his staff are evacuated by PT boat, under cover of darkness, from Corregidor in the Philippines. Command of US forces in the Philippines passes to Major General Jonathan M. Wainwright.
  • March 17Holocaust: the Nazi German extermination camp Bełżec opens in occupied Poland about 1 km south of the local railroad station of Bełżec in the Lublin district of the General Government. Between March and December 1942, at least 434,508 people are killed there.
  • March 16 – WWII: New Zealand and Australia declared war on Thailand.
  • March 18President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9102, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA), which becomes responsible for the internment of Americans of Japanese and, to a lesser extent, German and Italian descent, many of them legal citizens.
  • March 19 Polish_civilian_camps_in_World_War_II Iran and the Polish Exodus from Russia 1942
  • March 28 – WWII: Operation Chariot - British Commandos raid St. Nazaire on the coast of Western France.


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Spring 1942: the Nazi German extermination camp Treblinka II opens in occupied Poland near the village of Treblinka

  • April – Holocaust: the Nazi German extermination camp Sobibor opens in occupied Poland on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór. Between April 1942 and October 1943, at least 160,000 people are killed in the camp.
  • Spring – Holocaust: the Nazi German extermination camp Treblinka II opens in occupied Poland near the village of Treblinka. Between July 23, 1942 and October 1943, around 850,000 people are killed there,[2] more than 800,000 of whom are Jews.[3]
  • April 3 – WWII: Japanese forces begin an all-out assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
  • April 5 – WWII: the Japanese Navy attacks Colombo in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Royal Navy Cruisers HMS Cornwall (56) and HMS Dorsetshire (40) are sunk southwest of the island.
  • April 9 – WWII:
    • The Bataan Peninsula falls and the Bataan Death March begins.
    • The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes (95) and Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Vampire (D68) are sunk off the country's East Coast.
  • April 13 – The United States Federal Communications Commission's minimum programming time required of TV stations is cut from 15 hours to 4 hours a week during the war.
  • April 14 – WWII: The submarine HMS Upholder (P37) is sunk.
  • April 14 – WWII: The German submarine U-85 (1941) is sunk by USS Roper (DD-147).
  • April 15 – WWII: King George VI awards the George Cross to Malta to mark the Siege of Malta, saying, "To honour her brave people I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta, to bear witness to a heroism and a devotion that will long be famous in history (from January 1 to July 24, there is only one 24-hour period during which no bombs fall on this tiny island)."
  • April 17 – WWII: Henri Giraud the French commander captured in 1940, escapes from Königstein Fortress.
  • April 18 – WWII: Tokyo, Japan, is attacked by the Doolittle Raid, a small force of B-25 Mitchell bomber aircraft commanded by then-Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle.
  • April 23William Temple enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • April 26 – WWII: The Reichstag meets for the last time, dissolving itself and proclaiming Adolf Hitler the "Supreme Judge of the German People", granting him the power of life and death over every German citizen.
  • April 27 – WWII: A national plebiscite is held in Canada on the issue of conscription.
  • April 27 – The Jewish Star of David is required wearing for all Jews in the Netherlands and Belgium. Other Jews in Nazi countries have been wearing it for longer.
  • April 29 – WWII: An explosion at a chemical factory in Tessenderlo, Belgium leaves 200 dead and 1,000 injured.


  • May – Operation Pluto: The plan to construct oil pipelines under the English Channel between England and France is tested in the River Medway.
  • May 5 – WWII – Operation Ironclad: United Kingdom forces invade the French colony of Madagascar.
  • May 6 – WWII: On Corregidor, the last American and Filipino forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.[4]
  • May 8 – WWII: The Battle of the Coral Sea (first battle in naval history where 2 enemy fleets fight without seeing each other's fleets) ends in an Allied victory.
  • May 8/May 9 – WWII: At night, gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel. Their mutiny is crushed and 3 of them executed (the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War).
  • May 12 – WWII – Second Battle of Kharkov: In the eastern Ukraine, the Soviet Army initiates a major offensive. During the battle the Soviets capture the city of Kharkov from the German Army, only to be encircled and destroyed.
  • May 12 – WWII; The Japanese minelayer Okinoshima is sunk by the American submarine USS S-42 (SS-153).
  • May 14Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait is performed for the first time by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
  • May 15 – WWII: In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
  • May 20 – The first African-American seamen are taken into the United States Navy.
  • May 21 – WWII: Mexico declares war against Nazi Germany after the sinking of the Mexican tanker Faja de Oro by the German U-boat, U-160, off Key West.
  • May 26 – WWII – Battle of Bir Hakeim: The Free French and British troops slow the German advance in North Africa.
  • May 26 – WWII Anglo-Soviet Treaty of 1942 to help establish military and political alliance between the USSR and the British Empire is signed in London by foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and by Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov.
  • May 27 – WWII – Operation Anthropoid: Czech paratroopers attempt to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in Prague.
  • May 31June 1 – WWII: Attack on Sydney Harbour: Japanese submarines infiltrate Sydney Harbour in an attempt to attack Allied warships.


June 4: The Japanese aircraft carrier, Hiryū under attack by US aircraft at the Battle of Midway.

  • June 1
    • WWII: Mexico declares war on Germany, Italy and Japan.
    • The Grand Coulee Dam is finished on the Columbia River.
  • June 4 – WWII: Reinhard Heydrich succumbs to wounds sustained on May 27 from Czechoslovakian paratroopers acting in Operation Anthropoid.
  • June 5 – The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania.
  • June 4June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.
  • June 7 – WWII: Japanese forces invade the Aleutian Islands (the first invasion of American soil in 128 years).
  • June 8 – WWII: Attack on Sydney Harbour: The Australian cities of Sydney and Newcastle are shelled by Japanese submarines. The eastern suburbs of both cities are damaged and the east coast is blacked out.
  • June 9 – WWII:
    • Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
    • (12:30 a.m.) – B-17 Flying Fortress air crash near Auckland.
  • June 10 – WWII: The Gestapo massacres 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia in retaliation for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
  • June 12Holocaust: On her 13th birthday, Anne Frank makes the first entry in her new diary.
  • June 13 – WWII: The United States opens its Office of War Information, a propaganda center.
  • June 29 – WWII: The German Eleventh Army under Erich von Manstein takes Sevastopol, although fighting rages until July 9.


  • July 1July 27 – WWII: The First Battle of El Alamein.
  • July 3 – WWII: Guadalcanal, occupied only by aborigines falls to the Japanese Naval construction force deployed to construct an air field on the island.
  • July 4 – WWII in the European Theater of Operations:
    • Twenty-four ships are sunk by German bombers and submarines after Convoy PQ 17 to the Soviet Union is scattered in the Arctic Ocean to evade the German battleship Tirpitz.
    • US Eighth Air Force inauspiciously flies its first mission in Europe using borrowed British planes and bombs targets in the Netherlands, such as De Kooy airfield attached to Den Helder naval base. Three of six aircraft return;[5] captain Charles C. Kegelman is first member of 8th Air force to be awarded DFC for this mission.[6]
  • July 6Holocaust: Anne Frank's family goes into hiding in an attic above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
  • July 8 – Turkish prime minister Refik Saydam died while working in office. For one day he is succeeded by Ahmet Fikri Tüzer
  • July 9Şükrü Saracoğlu forms the new (13th) government in Turkey.
  • July 13 – WWII: German U-Boats sink 3 more merchant ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • July 14 – WWII: Germany introduces the Ostvolk Medal for Soviet personnel in the Wehrmacht.
  • July 16
    • Holocaust: By order of the Vichy France government headed by Pierre Laval, French police officers round-up 13,000–20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome.
    • Georges Bégué and others escape from the Mauzac prison camp.
  • July 18 – WWII: The Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 (using only its jets) for the first time.
  • July 19 – WWII: Battle of the Atlantic: German Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz orders the last U-boats to withdraw from their United States Atlantic coast positions, in response to an effective American convoy system.
  • July 21 – The Japanese establish a beachhead on the north coast of New Guinea in the Buna-Gona area; a small Australian force begins a rearguard action on the Kokoda Track Campaign.
  • July 22Holocaust: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.
  • July 29 – The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR institutes the Order of Suvorov, the Order of Kutuzov, and reinstates the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
  • July 30Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).
  • July 31 – The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM) is founded.


  • August 7 – WWII: Battle of Guadalcanal begins – The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps begin the first American offensive of the war with an amphibious landing on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
  • August 8Walt Disney's animated film Bambi premieres in the United Kingdom.
  • August 9
    • Indian leader, Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces.
    • Start, led by the goalkeeper Nikolai Trusevich, play football against the German Luftwaffe team Flakelf in Nazi-occupied Kiev. Against all odds, they win 5–3. Eight of them are later arrested and tortured, and at least four are killed.
  • August 13
    • WWII: In Washington, DC, six Germans would-be saboteurs are executed. (Two others are cooperative and receive sentences of life imprisonment instead; one is spared because of his relatively young age. Those imprisoned are freed a few years after the end of the war.)
    • Quit India resolution is passed by the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), which led to the start of a historical civil disobedience movement across India.
    • Walt Disney's fifth animated film, Bambi, is released in the United States.
  • August 14 night – In London, instruments detect a massive burst of cosmic rays.
  • August 15 – WWII: The American tanker SS Ohio reaches Malta as part of the convoy of Operation Pedestal.
  • August 16
    • Polish-Jewish teacher Janusz Korczak follows a group of Jewish children into the Treblinka death camp.
    • The U.S. Navy blimp L-8 (Flight 101) comes ashore near San Francisco, eventually coming down in Daly City (the crew is missing).
  • August 17 – WWII: First raid by heavy bombers of U.S. Eighth Air Force against occupied France.
  • August 19 – WWII: Dieppe Raid: Allied forces raid Dieppe, France.
  • August 22 – WWII: Brazil declares war on Germany and Italy.
  • August 23 – WWII: German troops reach the suburbs of Stalingrad.
  • August 25
  • August 30Luxembourg is formally annexed to the German Reich.
  • August 31 – A general strike is launched in Luxembourg to protest against forced conscription.
  • August 31September 5 – WWII: Battle of Alam Halfa.


  • September 3 – WWII: A German attempt to liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Lakhva leads to an uprising.
  • September 5 – WWII: Battle of Milne Bay: Japanese forces suffer their first defeat on land.
  • September 5 – The Jews of Wolbrom, Poland were rounded up by the Germans and their collaborators. What was once a flourishing community suddenly ceased to exist.[7]
  • September 9 – WWII: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary devices at Mount Emily, near Brookings, Oregon, in the first of two "Lookout Air Raids", the first bombing of the continental United States.
  • September 10Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) begins operation.
  • September 12 – The RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs, is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks.
  • September 15Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD).
  • September 24Andrée Borrel and Lise de Baissac become the first female SOE agents to be parachuted into occupied France.
  • September 27 – WWII: Both commerce raiding hilfskreuzer Stier and Liberty ship Stephen Hopkins sink following a gun battle in the South Atlantic. Stier is the only commerce raider to be sunk by Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships.[8]


  • October 2 – The British cruiser Curaçao collides with the liner Queen Mary off the coast of Donegal and sinks; 338 drown.
  • October 3 – The first A-4 rocket is successfully launched from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. The rocket flies 147 kilometres wide and reaches a height of 84.5 kilometres, becoming the first man-made object to reach space.
  • October 9 – The Statute of Westminster Adoption Act formalizes Australian autonomy.
  • October 11 – WWII – Battle of Cape Esperance: On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • October 14 – A German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137.
  • October 16 – A hurricane and flood in Bombay kill 40,000.
  • October 23 – Award-winning composer and Hollywood songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory") is among 12 people killed in the mid-air collision between an American Airlines DC-3 airliner and a U.S. Army bomber near Palm Springs, California.
  • October 23November 4 – WWII: Second Battle of El Alamein: British troops go on the offensive against the Axis forces.
  • October 26 – WWII: Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands: Two Japanese aircraft carriers are heavily damaged and one U.S.N. carrier is sunk.
  • October 28 – The Alaska Highway is completed.
  • October 29Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany's persecution of Jews.


  • November 2 – A USAF squadron, including B-24 Liberators, intercepts many Luftwaffe patrols off the coast of Oran, Algeria.
  • November 3 – WWII: Second Battle of El Alamein: German forces under Erwin Rommel are forced to retreat during the night.
  • November 8 – WWII:
    • Operation Torch: United States and United Kingdom forces land in French North Africa.
    • French Resistance Coup in Algiers: 400 French civil resistants neutralize the Vichyist XIXth Army Corps and the Vichyist generals (Juin, Darlan, etc.), so allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers, and ultimately the whole of French North Africa.
  • November 9 – WWII: U.S serviceman Edward Leonski is hanged at Melbourne's Pentridge Prison for the "Brown-Out" murders of 3 women in May.
  • November 10 – WWII: In violation of a 1940 armistice, Germany invades Vichy France, following French Admiral François Darlan's agreement to an armistice with the Allies in North Africa.
  • November 12 – WWII: Battle of Guadalcanal: A naval battle near Guadalcanal starts between Japanese and American forces.
  • November 13 – WWII:
    • Battle of Guadalcanal: Aviators from the USS Enterprise sink the Japanese battleship Hiei.
    • British forces capture Tobruk.
  • November 15 – WWII:
    • The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal ends: Although the United States Navy suffers heavy losses, it retains control of Guadalcanal.
    • A BOAC scheduled passenger flight, a DC-3 with registration G-AGBB, (formerly KLM PH-ALI, Ibis), enroute between Lisbon and Bristol, is attacked over the Bay of Biscay by German fighters. Although damaged, it escapes and lands in England. Other attacks follow on the same aircraft and scheduled route: April 19 and June 1, 1943 (fatal).
    • British forces capture Derna.
  • November 19 – WWII: Battle of Stalingrad: Soviet Union forces under General Georgy Zhukov launch the Operation Uranus counter-attacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.
  • November 20 – WWII: British forces capture Benghazi.
  • November 21 – The completion of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (however, the "highway" is not usable by general vehicles until 1943).
  • November 22 – WWII: Battle of Stalingrad: The situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus, and General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German Sixth Army is surrounded.
  • November 23 – WWII: A German U-boat sinks the SS Ben Lomond off the coast of Brazil. One crewman, Chinese second steward Poon Lim, is separated from the others and spends 130 days adrift until he is rescued on April 3, 1943.
  • November 2526 – WWII: Operation Harling: A British SOE team, together with Greek Resistance fighters, blows up the Gorgopotamos viaduct in the first major sabotage act in occupied continental Europe.
  • November 26 – The movie Casablanca premières at the Hollywood Theater in New York City.
  • November 27 – WWII: At Toulon, the French navy scuttles its ships and submarines to keep them out of Nazi hands.
  • November 28
    • Cocoanut Grove fire: A fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston, Massachusetts, kills 491.
    • The large-scale German "pacification" of the Zamojszczyzna region of Poland begins.
  • November 29 – The Blue Star Line cargo liner MV Dunedin Star runs aground on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia. Crew and passengers survive following a 26-day overland trek to Windhoek.[9]


  • December 1Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.
  • December 2Manhattan Project: Below the bleachers of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago, a team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (a coded message, "The Italian navigator has landed in the new world" is then sent to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt).
  • December 4
    • Holocaust: In Warsaw, 2 women, Zofia Kossak and Wanda Filipowicz, risk their lives by setting up the Council for the Assistance of the Jews.
    • WWII: USAAF bombers make their first raid on Italy.
  • December 7 – WWII: British commandos conduct Operation Frankton, a raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.
  • December 17 – The Allies issue the Joint Declaration by Members of the United Nations, the first time they publicly acknowledge the Holocaust.
  • December 22
    • An avalanche in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania kills 26, including Vulcan Crucible Steel Co heir-apparent Samuel A. Stafford Sr., when two 100 ton boulders fall on a bus filled with wartime steel workers on their way home.
    • An airplane carrying prominent Ustashe general Jure Francetić crashes. Francetić dies as result of the injuries on December 27.
  • December 24 – French Admiral Darlan, the former Vichy leader who had switched over to the Allies following the Torch landings, is assassinated in Algiers.
  • December 27 – The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.

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  • DDT is first used as a pesticide.
  • C. S. Lewis publishes The Screwtape Letters.



  • January 1
    • Martin Frost, American politician
    • Gennadi Sarafanov, Russian cosmonaut (d. 2005)
    • Country Joe McDonald, American musician
  • January 2
  • January 3
    • John Thaw, English actor (d. 2002)
    • Laszlo Solyom, President of Hungary
  • January 4Dame Marcela Contreras, Chilean-British immunologist and educator
  • January 5
    • Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist
    • Charlie Rose, American talk show host
    • Jan Leeming, former BBC newsreader
  • January 7Vasiliy Alekseyev, Soviet weightlifter
  • January 8
    • Stephen Hawking, British physicist
    • Junichiro Koizumi, former Prime Minister of Japan
    • Yvette Mimieux, American actress
  • January 8George Passmore, English performance artist (Gilbert and George)
  • January 11
    • Clarence Clemons, American musician (d. 2011)
    • Leo Cullum, American "New Yorker" cartoonist (d. 2010)
  • January 14Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal, Chief Justice of India
  • January 17
    • Muhammad Ali, American boxer
    • Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
    • Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • January 19Michael Crawford, English singer and actor
  • January 20Linda Moulton Howe, American investigative journalist and documentary producer-writer-director-editor
  • January 25
    • Carl Eller, American football player
    • Eusébio, Portuguese footballer
  • January 26Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • January 31
    • Derek Jarman, English director and writer (d. 1994)
    • Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress


  • February 1Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
  • February 2
    • Graham Nash, American (English-born) rock musician (The Hollies)
    • Bo Hopkins, American actor
  • February 5Roger Staubach, American football player
  • February 9Carole King, American singer and composer
  • February 12Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
  • February 13Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • February 14
    • Michael Bloomberg, American businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of Bloomberg L.P., Mayor of New York City
    • Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • February 15Sherry Jackson, American actress
  • February 19Paul Krause, American football player
  • February 20
    • Phil Esposito, Canadian hockey player
    • Mitch McConnell, American politician
  • February 21Margarethe von Trotta, German actress, film director, and writer
  • February 24Joseph Lieberman, American politician
  • February 25
    • Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
    • Karen Grassle, American actress (Little House on the Prairie)
  • February 27
    • Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Michel Forget, Canadian actor
  • February 28Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)


  • March 2
    • John Irving,American author
    • Lou Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • March 4
    • Charles C. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps commander
    • Gloria Gaither, American gospel songwriter
  • March 5Felipe González Márquez, Spanish politician
  • March 7
    • Tammy Faye Bakker, American evangelist, singer and television personality (d. 2007)
    • Michael Eisner, American film studio executive
  • March 9
    • John Cale, Welsh composer and musician (Velvet Underground)
    • Mark Lindsay, singer/songwriter of the group Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • March 12Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player
  • March 13
    • Dave Cutler, American software engineer
    • Scatman John, American musician (d. 1999)
    • George Negus, Australian author, journalist, and television presenter
  • March 16James Soong, Taiwan politician
  • March 17John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (d. 1994)
  • March 20Earl Bramblett, American murderer (d. 2003)
  • March 23Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure
  • March 25
    • Aretha Franklin, American singer
    • Richard O'Brien, English-born actor and writer
  • March 26Erica Jong, American author
  • March 27
    • John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    • Michael York, English actor
    • Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
  • March 28
    • Neil Kinnock, British statesman
    • Mike Newell, British film director
    • Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
    • Jerry Sloan, American basketball coach
  • March 29Scott Wilson, American actor
  • March 30Ruben Kun, Nauruan politician and former President of Nauru


  • April 1Annie Nightingale, British DJ
  • April 2
    • Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
    • Leon Russell, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist
    • Yury Yarov, Russian politician and a former deputy prime minister
  • April 3
    • Marsha Mason, American actress
    • Wayne Newton, American singer
  • April 5
    • Peter Greenaway, Welsh filmmaker
    • Pascal Couchepin, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • April 6Barry Levinson, American film producer and director
  • April 8Roger Chapman, British rock singer (Family)
  • April 9James Cowan, Australian novelist
  • April 10
    • Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
    • Hayedeh, Iranian singer (d. 1990)
  • April 12Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa
  • April 14
    • Valeriy Brumel, Russian athlete (d. 2003)
    • Valentin Lebedev, Russian cosmonaut
  • April 15
    • Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
    • Julie Sommars, American actress
  • April 17
    • Kenas Aroi, Nauruan politician
    • Buster Williams, American jazz bassist
  • April 20Arto Paasilinna, Finnish author
  • April 23Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005)
  • April 24Barbra Streisand, American singer, theatre and film actress, composer
  • April 25
    • Jon Kyl, American politician
    • Katsuji Adachi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • April 26
    • Bobby Rydell, American singer
    • Michael Kergin, Canadian diplomat
    • Claudine Auger, French actress
  • April 27
    • Jim Keltner, American drummer
    • Ruth Glick, American writer


  • May 2Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • May 3Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast
  • May 5Tammy Wynette, American country singer (d. 1998)
  • May 8Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • May 9John Ashcroft, United States Attorney General
  • May 10Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • May 12Ian Dury, British musician (d. 2000)
  • May 17Taj Mahal, American singer and guitarist
  • May 18
    • Albert Hammond, English-born American musician and composer
    • Nobby Stiles, English footballer
  • May 19
    • Gary Kildall, American computer scientist (d. 1994)
    • Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
    • Shirrel Rhoades, American writer
  • May 20David Proval, American actor
  • May 22
    • Theodore Kaczynski (aka "The Unabomber"), American criminal
    • Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
    • Rich Garcia, American Major League Baseball Umpire
  • May 23Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • May 24Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
  • May 26Levon Helm, American musician (The Band)
  • May 28Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


  • June 2Eduard Malofeyev, Russian football coach and former international player
  • June 3
    • Curtis Mayfield, American musician (d. 1999)
    • Frank McRae, American actor
  • June 5Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union
  • June 7 - Muammar Gaddafi, former dictator of Libya (d. 2011)
  • June 8James Tien, Hong Kong-Taiwanese actor
  • June 10
    • Gordon Burns, British journalist and TV presenter
    • Preston Manning, Canadian politician
  • June 12Bert Sakmann, German physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • June 16John Rostill, English bassist, musician and composer (The Shadows) (d. 1973)
  • June 17
    • Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian International Atomic Energy Agency director, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Roger Steffens, Reggae archivist, actor, author, Bob Marley biographer
  • June 18
    • Roger Ebert, American film critic and television personality
    • Paul McCartney, British musician and composer (The Beatles)
    • Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor
    • Thabo Mbeki, South African politician
    • Nick Tate, Australian actor
  • June 19Ralna English, American singer
  • June 20Brian Wilson, American singer, composer/producer, musical innovator (The Beach Boys)
  • June 24
    • Mick Fleetwood, English drummer (Fleetwood Mac)
    • Michele Lee, American actress, singer and dancer (Knots Landing)
  • June 26
    • Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
    • James J. Dillon, American professional wrestling manager
  • June 27Bruce Johnston, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • June 28David Miner, American rock musician and record producer


  • July 1
    • Geneviève Bujold, French-Canadian actress
    • Andrae Crouch, American gospel singer
  • July 2Vicente Fox, President of Mexico
  • July 4
    • Floyd Little, American football player
    • Prince Michael of Kent
  • July 7Carmen Duncan, Australian actress
  • July 8Janice Pennington, American model
  • July 9Richard Roundtree, American actor
  • July 10
    • Pyotr Klimuk, Russian cosmonaut
    • Ronnie James Dio, American singer (d. 2010)
  • July 13
    • Harrison Ford, American actor
    • Roger McGuinn, American musician (The Byrds)
  • July 15Mil Máscaras, Mexican professional wrestler
  • July 16Margaret Court, Australian tennis player
  • July 18Adolf Ogi, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • July 23Myra Hindley, English multiple murderer (d. 2002)
  • July 24Chris Sarandon, American actor
  • July 27Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
  • July 28Kaari Utrio, Finnish writer
  • July 29Tony Sirico, American actor


  • August 1Jerry Garcia, American musician (Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
  • August 2Isabel Allende, Chilean writer
  • August 4David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • August 7
    • Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
    • Tobin Bell, American film and television actor
  • August 13Arthur K. Cebrowski, American admiral (d. 2005)
  • August 16John Challis, English actor
  • August 17Roshan Seth, British Indian actor
  • August 18
    • Wu Ma, Chinese film actor, director, producer and writer
    • Judith Keppel, first person to win £1,000,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  • August 19Fred Dalton Thompson, American politician and actor
  • August 20Isaac Hayes, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
  • August 27 – "Captain" Daryl Dragon, American musician (The Captain and Tennille)
  • August 28
    • Sterling Morrison, American musician (d. 1995)
    • Jose Eduardo dos Santos, President of Angola
  • August 31Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer


  • September 3
    • Al Jardine, American Musician (The Beach Boys)
    • Michael Hui, Hong Kong film comedian
  • September 5
    • Werner Herzog, German filmmaker
    • Björn Haugan, Norwegian operatic lyric tenor (d. 2009)
  • September 7Alan Haskvitz, American educator
  • September 14Bernard MacLaverty, Irish writer
  • September 15Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China
  • September 16Tadamasa Goto, Japanese yakuza boss
  • September 17Desmond Lynam, British TV presenter
  • September 18Gabriella Ferri, Italian singer
  • September 19Freda Payne, American singer and actress
  • September 22
    • Marlena Shaw, American jazz singer
    • David Stern, American commissioner of the National Basketball Association
  • September 24Ilkka "Danny" Lipsanen, Finnish singer
  • September 28Marshall Bell, American actor
  • September 29
    • Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999)
    • Ian McShane, English actor
    • Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz violinist
  • September 30Frankie Lymon, American singer (d. 1968)


  • October 1Gunther Wallraff, German investigative journalist
  • October 4Christopher Stone, American actor (d. 1995)
  • October 6
    • Britt Ekland, Swedish actress
    • Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (d. 2009)
  • October 7
    • Ronald Baecker, American computer scientist
    • Joy Behar, American comedienne and television personality
  • October 11Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
  • October 12
    • Daliah Lavi, Israelian actress and singer
    • Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations) (d. 1995)
  • October 13
    • Rutanya Alda, Latvian-American actress
    • Jerry Jones, American football team owner
  • October 14Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (d. 1986)
  • October 15Penny Marshall, American actress and director
  • October 19Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • October 20
    • Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)
    • Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • October 21
    • Elvin Bishop, American musician
    • Judith Sheindlin, American lawyer, judge, television personality
  • October 22Annette Funicello, American actress
  • October 23Michael Crichton, American author (d. 2008)
  • October 24
    • Ruthann Aron, American politician
    • Frank Delaney, Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster
  • October 26Bob Hoskins, British actor
  • October 29Bob Ross, American painter and television presenter (d. 1995)
  • October 31David Ogden Stiers, American actor and voice-over artist


  • November 1
    • Larry Flynt, American publisher (Hustler)
    • Ralph Klein, Canadian politician
    • Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedienne
  • November 2
    • Shere Hite, American-German sexologist
    • Stefanie Powers, American actress
  • November 5
    • Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
    • Margaret Teele, American actress
  • November 8
    • Angel Cordero Jr., Puerto Rican jockey
    • Fernando Sorrentino, Argentine writer
  • November 10
    • Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • November 13Roger Lee Hall, American composer and music preservationist
  • November 15Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-born pianist and conductor
  • November 17
    • Derek Clayton, Australian long-distance runner
    • Kang Kek Iew, Cambodian politician and criminal
    • Martin Scorsese, American film director
    • István Rosztóczy, Hungarian microbiologist
    • Bob Gaudio, American musician
  • November 18
    • Linda Evans, American actress
    • Susan Sullivan, American actress
  • November 20Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States
  • November 22Francis K. Butagira, Ugandan ambassador
  • November 24Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian
  • November 26Khalil Kalfat, Egyptian intellectual and writer
  • November 27
    • Henry Carr, American athlete
    • Jimi Hendrix, American musician (d. 1970)
    • Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer
  • November 28Paul Warfield, American football player
  • November 29Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone


  • December 4Gemma Jones, British actress
  • December 6Peter Handke, Austrian novelist
  • December 7Peter Tomarken, American game-show host (Press Your Luck) (d. 2006)
  • December 9Dick Butkus, American football player
  • December 12Peter Sarstedt, British musician
  • December 17Paul Butterfield, American musician (d. 1987)
  • December 20Bob Hayes, American athlete
  • December 21
    • Carla Thomas, American singer
    • Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China
  • December 27Charmian Carr, American actress
  • December 29
    • Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor
    • Dinah Christie, British actress
  • December 30
    • Michael Nesmith, American songwriter, singer and actor (The Monkees)
    • Betty Aberlin, American actress
    • Allan Gotthelf, American philosopher
    • Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • December 31Andy Summers, English guitarist

Date unknown[]

  • Dick Stockton, American sports announcer
  • Hissene Habre, President of Chad
  • probableMuammar al-Gaddafi, leader of Libya




  • April 15Robert Musil, Austrian-born novelist (b. 1880)
  • April 16Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria
  • April 17Jean Baptiste Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • April 18Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and socialite (b. 1875)
  • April 24
    • Deenanath Mangeshkar, Indian singer and composer (b. 1900)
    • Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian writer (b. 1874)
  • April 27Arthur L. Bristol, American admiral (b. 1886)
  • May 2Jose Abad Santos, Filipino chief justice of the Supreme Court (b. 1886)
  • May 3Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
  • May 7Felix Weingartner, Yugoslavian conductor (b. 1863)
  • May 9Graham McNamee, American radio announcer (b. 1888)
  • May 10Joe Weber, American vaudevillian (b. 1867)
  • May 14Frank Churchill, American composer (b. 1901)
  • May 16Bronisław Malinowski, Polish anthropologist (b. 1884)
  • May 27Chen Duxiu, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (b. 1879)
  • May 29
    • John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)
    • Akiko Yosano, Japanese author, poet (b. 1878)
  • June 4
    • Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Nazi Reich Main Security Office and Reich governor of Bohemia and Moravia (assassinated) (b. 1904)
    • John C. Waldron, United States Naval aviator and commander of Torpedo Squadron 8, killed at the Battle of Midway (b. 1900)
    • Lofton R. Henderson, United States Naval aviator and commanding officer of VMSB-241, died at the Battle of Midway (b. 1903)
    • Tamon Yamaguchi, Japanese admiral (b. 1892)
  • June 5Virginia Lee Corbin, American actress (b. 1910)
  • June 7Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • June 26Gene Stack, first American major league baseball player to be drafted during WWII and also the first to die in service (b. 1920)
  • June 30William Henry Jackson, American photographer (b. 1843)



Nobel Prizes[]

  • Physics – not awarded
  • Chemistry – not awarded
  • Medicine – not awarded
  • Literature – not awarded
  • Peace – not awarded


  1. ^ The actual number of victims, including the ten person crew, is uncertain, although a recent study concludes it may have been as high as 791, of which 785 were Jewish.[1] Franz & Collins' book Death on the Black Sea: The Untold Story of the Struma and WWII's Holocaust at Sea, calls it simply the "largest naval civilian disaster of the war." (page 255)
  2. ^ Musial, Bogdan, ed (2004). "Treblinka - ein Todeslager der "Aktion Reinhard"". Aktion Reinhard" - Die Vernichtung der Juden im Generalgouvernement. Osnabrück. pp. 257–281. 
  3. ^ Niewyk, Donald L.; Nicosia, Francis R. (2000). The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust. Columbia University Press. p. 210. ISBN 0-231-11200-9. 
  4. ^ Quigley, Carroll (1966). Tragedy And Hope. New York: Macmillan. pp. 745. ISBN 0-945001-10-X. 
  5. ^
  6. ^
  7. ^ On One Clear Day: The Story of the Jewish Community of Wolbrom Before, During and After the Holocaust
  8. ^ Muggenthaler, August Karl (1977). German Raiders of WWII. Prentice-Hall. pp. 241–242. ISBN 0-13-354027-8. 
  9. ^ Dawson, Jeff (2005). Dead Reckoning: The Dunedin Star Disaster. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-7538-2044-7. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 

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People of the year 1942 at Familypedia

56 people were born in 1942

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Dnyaneshwar AgasheChandrashekhar AgasheDwarka Gokhale
María Julia Alsogaray (1942-2017)Álvaro Carlos Alsogaray (1913-2005)Edith Lea Ana Gay (1919-2004)
René Angélil (1942-2016)Joseph Angélil (1900-1967)Alice Sara (1915-1997)
Ion Balș (1942)Matei Balș (1905-1989)Lucia Cantacuzino (1913-1976)
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (1942)Joseph Robinette Biden (1915-2002)Catherine Eugenia (Jean) Finnegan (1917-2010)
Domnica Bottea (1942-)Constantin Bottea (1907-1995)Margareta Fărcăşanu (1913-2003)
Coral Dawn Box (1942)George John Box (1908-1982)Mary Carroll Kearney (1913-1991)
Jennifer Caprioli (1942-2014)Leonardo Caprioli (1920-1998)Ginger Bennewitz (1918-1992)
Nicolai Basil Chiricuță (1942)Ion Chiricuță (1918-1988)Colette Basilescu (1921-2017)
Susan Ann Caroline Coriat (1942-1971)Harold (Camel) Coriat (-1972)Priscilla Crystal Frances Blundell Weigall (1914-1996)
Rózsa Csizmadia (1942)
N. John Currin (1942)Neil Royston Currin (1916-1988)Patricia Margaret Surrell (1923-1982)
Alma Donnelly (1942)Arthur Ambrose Donnelly (1916-1998)Leona Floyd Brisbois (1918-1999)
Stanley Ann Dunham (1942-1995)Stanley Armour Dunham (1918-1992)Madelyn Lee Payne (1922-2008)
Leo Edward Fauntleroy (1942-)Howard Roy Fauntleroy (1905-)Rosa Mae Cleland (1910-)
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24 children were born to the 26 women born in 1942

254 people died in 1942

 FatherMotherAge at death
Edwin Ruthfin Adair (1864-1942)George Washington Adair (1818-1897)Miriam Jane Billingsley (1829-1912)
Edwards Francis Allred (1856-1942)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Elizabeth Diantha Allred (1852-1942)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Ellen Amos (1851-1942)William Amos (1812-1895)Elizabeth Blanch (1821-1910)91
George Applegate (1860-1942)Seth Applegate (1830-1912)Lauren Beli (1840-1926)
Michael Axton (1889-1942)
Alexandra Bach (1859-1942)
Mary Elizabeth Ballantyne (1858-1942)Richard Ballantyne (1817-1898)Mary P Pearce (1828-1912)
Serge Frederick Ballif (1859-1942)Serge Louis Ballif (1821-1901)Elise Marie LeCoultre (1824-1872)
George Theodore Bankston (1854-1942)Levi Harrison Bankston (1816-1900)Sarah Magee (1821-1900)88
Richard Barnes (1871-1942)Thomas Barnes (bef1856-aft1871)Catherine (bef1856-aft1871)
Eliza Barnett (1861-1942)James Barnett (1812-1894)Mary Ann Lacey (1822-1913)
Thomas Francis Bayard (1868-1942)Thomas Francis Bayard (1828-1898)Louisa Lee Sewell (1834-1886)
Josephine Young Beatie (1874-1942)Walter Josiah Beatie (1849-1928)Phoebe Louisa Young (1854-1931)
Moyra de Vere Beauclerk (1876-1942)William Ameleus Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St. Albans (1840-1898)Grace Bernal-Osborne (-1926)
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12182 people lived in 1942

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)
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Events of the year 1942 at Familypedia

122 people were married in 1942.

 Joined with
Ronald Cecil Ackerman (1919-1971)Doreen Pearl Carter (1918-1986)
Myron Strong Hopkins Affleck (1918-2002)Nancy Louise Byers (1924-1969)
Calvert Brooks Andrus (1910-1992)Edna Kay Tyler (1918-1995)
Alfred Apps (1873-1945)Dinah Bailey (1874-1927) + Alice Boulton (1873-1963)
Jackson Dominick Arnold (1912-2007)Muriel Katherine McChesney (1915-2004)
Hugh Auchincloss (1915-1998)Katherine Lawrence Bundy (1923-2014)
Gaspar Griswold Bacon (1914-1943)Margaretha Keller (1903-1977)
Margaret Condie Baird (1922-1974)Wilbur Eldred Popp (1920-1964)+Harold Alma Carbine (1911-2006)
Amel Beijen (1921-2010)Anna Stijl (-2004)
Albert Beljon (1917-1993)Melva Joyce Cronin (-)
Mervyn Everard Alexander Benge (1922-1994)Estella May Wallis (1924-1987)
Elizabeth Ann Bloomer (1918-2011)William C. Warren (c1910)+Gerald Rudolph Ford (1913-2006)
Voica Bogdan (1919-1991)Ștefan Vasile Andrei de Fáy (1919-2009)
Leonard Bozeman (1920-1989)Jennifer Flum (1923-1999)
Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (1921-2014)Jean Saltonstall (1921-2011)+Antoinette Eno Pinchot (1924-2011)+Sally Sterling Quinn (1941)
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There were 0 military battles in 1942.

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