Today in History for November 1942

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 70 of 70

1st - 10th day of battle at El Alamein
1st - John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest
2nd - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
3rd - 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault
3rd - Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
3rd - Mort Cooper wins NL MVP
3rd - William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago
4th - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afrika Korps draws back out Fuka-posing
5th - Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
5th - Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez's final transmission
6th - Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews
6th - Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai
7th - First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
7th - Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 8th - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
8th - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
8th - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
8th - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
9th - German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
9th - Transport number 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
10th - Philip Barry's "Without Love" premieres in NYC
10th - US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco
10th - US-British troops occupies Oran, Algeria
11th - -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 11th - 745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
11th - During WW II Germany completes the occupation of France
11th - Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
11th - Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
11th - Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
12th - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began
13th - Chaotic "sea battle of Friday the 13th" at Guadalcanal
13th - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18
14th - -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)
14th - Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender
15th - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
16th - Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed
18th - Thornton Wilders "Skin of our Teeth," premieres in NYC
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph GoebbelsNazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels 19th - Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Niederlanden"
19th - Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
20th - 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
20th - British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
20th - NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
20th - Soviet army offensive during WWII, 1 million Russians breach German lines
21st - Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
21st - Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
22nd - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 22nd - Hitler orders Rommel's Africa Korps to fight to last man
23rd - 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
23rd - Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
23rd - Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
23rd - German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
23rd - Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
23rd - Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
23rd - Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
23rd - Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
24th - Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
24th - French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
25th - National Organization for Aid to Underground, LO, forms
26th - "Casablanca" premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC
26th - Anti-fascist Council for National Liberation (AVNOJ) forms
27th - Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ
27th - French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
27th - Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia
28th - 492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston
29th - US rations coffee
30th - -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
30th - 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
30th - 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
30th - Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
30th - German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 58 of 58

1st - John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1st - Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)
1st - Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), (d. 2013)
1st - Shere Hite, author/sex therapist
2nd - Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
2nd - Stefanie Powers, Hollywood Ca, actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart)
7th - Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt (1st) 7th - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], NYC, singer (Secret Agent Man)
8th - Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
8th - Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
8th - Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
9th - Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
9th - Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
10th - Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer/conductor
10th - Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate
10th - Hans-Rudolf Merz, Swiss Federal Councilor
11th - Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
Economist Robert F. EngleEconomist Robert F. Engle (10th) 13th - Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)
14th - John Du Preez, cricketer (S Afr leg-spin all-rounder v Aust 1966-67)
15th - Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor
16th - Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)
16th - Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
17th - Annemarie Oster, Dutch actress (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden)
17th - Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)
17th - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)
17th - Khang Khek Leu, Cambodian politician
Director Martin ScorseseDirector Martin Scorsese (17th) 18th - Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)
18th - Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)
18th - Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)
19th - Calvin Klein, Bronx, NY, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)
19th - Gary L Ackerman, (Rep-D-NY, 1983- )
19th - Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
19th - Sharon Olds, American poet
20th - Bob Einstein, Los Angeles, California, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne)
20th - Joseph biden Jr, Scranton Pennsylvania, 47th US Vice President
47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (20th) 20th - Meredith Monk, Lima, Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
20th - Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)
20th - Paulos Faraj Rahho, Iraqi Chaldean Catholic bishop (d. 2008)
21st - Tweety Bird, cartoon character
21st - Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
21st - Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
22nd - Guion Bluford, Philadelphia, Col USAF, NASA astronaut (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53) 1st African American in space
22nd - Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
23rd - Susan Anspach, NYC, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love)
24th - Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
24th - Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
24th - Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)
25th - Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
25th - Tracey Walter, Jersey City NJ, actor (Best of the West)
26th - Olivia Cole, Memphis Tenn, actress (Roots, Szysznyk)
26th - Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone
27th - Henry Carr, Det Mich, 200m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix (27th) 27th - Jimi Hendrix, Seattle Wash, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)
28th - Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)
28th - Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
29th - Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
29th - Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
29th - Maggie Thompson, American magazine editor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 15 of 15

1st - Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
3rd - Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
4th - Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
Composer George M. CohanComposer George M. Cohan (5th) 5th - George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64
9th - Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
11th - Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
11th - Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
13th - Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies
13th - Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
13th - Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
17th - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
19th - Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
19th - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
South African Premier J. B. M. HertzogSouth African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog (21st) 21st - J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76
27th - A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies

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