The next time you can reuse this calendar will be on year 2026. Both calendars will be exactly the same! This is assuming you are not interested in the dates for Easter and other irregular holidays that are based on a solar cycle.
April 4 (4/4), June 6 (6/6), August 8 (8/8), October 10 (10/10), December 12 (12/12), and the last day of February always fall on the same day of the week in any given year. This is called the ‘Doomsday rule’. Check these dates using the full 12-month calendar below to verify.
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Historical Events Of 1942
- February 1, 1942 – World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls–Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
- February 14, 1942 – Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
- February 15, 1942 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Horse in Chinese astrology.
- April 14, 1942 – Malta receives the George Cross for its gallantry. The George Cross was given by King George VI himself and is now an emblem on the Maltese national flag.
- May 8, 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Kerch Peninsula: The German 11th Army begins Operation Trappenjagd (Bustard Hunt) and destroys the bridgehead of the three Soviet Armies (44th, 47th, and 51st) defending the Kerch Peninsula, in the eastern part of the Crimea.
- August 25, 1942 – World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
- September 3, 1942 – World War II: In response to news of its coming liquidation, Dov Lopatyn leads an uprising in the Ghetto of Lakhva, in present-day Belarus.
- September 12, 1942 – World War II: RMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.
- September 15, 1942 – World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is sunk by a Japanese torpedo at Guadalcanal.
- September 25, 1942 – World War II: Swiss Police Instruction: This instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.
Who Were Born On 1942?
- January 30, 1942 – Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- March 11, 1942 – Marcus Borg, American scholar, theologian and author (d. 2015)
- March 14, 1942 – Rita Tushingham, English actress
- June 18, 1942 – Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa
- July 23, 1942 – Madeline Bell, American singer-songwriter (Blue Mink)
- October 23, 1942 – Douglas Dunn, Scottish poet, critic, and academic
- October 27, 1942 – Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Polish journalist and politician
- December 12, 1942 – Brough Scott, English jockey and journalist
- December 30, 1942 – Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian, academic, and politician