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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1942.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1942: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1942?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1942 Deurne soccer team forms
  • 02 Aug 1942 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
  • 04 Aug 1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
  • 05 Aug 1942 British government cancels agreement of Munich
  • 06 Aug 1942 Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
  • 07 Aug 1942 Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
  • 08 Aug 1942 Monty appointed Commandant of British 8th Army at Alamein
  • 09 Aug 1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
  • 10 Aug 1942 Gen B Montgomery becomes Commandant British 8th leader in N Africa
  • 11 Aug 1942 999 Jews are taken from Mechelen transit camp in Belgium
  • 12 Aug 1942 British Premier Churchill arrives in Moscow, meets Stalin
  • 13 Aug 1942 RKO Radio Pictures premieres the Disney film Bambi in the US at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
  • 14 Aug 1942 Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 15 Aug 1942 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
  • 16 Aug 1942 Premier Churchill travels back to Cairo from Moscow
  • 17 Aug 1942 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces
  • 19 Aug 1942 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
  • 20 Aug 1942 Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco, California.
  • 21 Aug 1942 Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
  • 22 Aug 1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy
  • 23 Aug 1942 1st US flights to land on Guadalcanal
  • 24 Aug 1942 Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands
  • 25 Aug 1942 SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht Neth
  • 26 Aug 1942 Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay
  • 27 Aug 1942 Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy
  • 28 Aug 1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
  • 30 Aug 1942 Nazi-Germany annexes Luxembourg
  • 31 Aug 1942 Battle at Alam Halfa: German and Italians assault

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Movies

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America

Confession

Confession

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd