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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1942: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1942?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1942 Gasoline rationed in US
  • 02 Dec 1942 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi - University of Chicago)
  • 04 Dec 1942 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
  • 05 Dec 1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • 06 Dec 1942 RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
  • 07 Dec 1942 WWII: British commandos conduct Operation Frankton, a raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.
  • 08 Dec 1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB).
  • 10 Dec 1942 North Africa: 5th German Panzer Army forms under Colonel-General von Arnim.
  • 11 Dec 1942 Australian / Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
  • 12 Dec 1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad.
  • 13 Dec 1942 Seyss-Inquart allows Dutch Nazi Anton Mussert to call himself Leader.
  • 15 Dec 1942 Massachusetts issues first US vehicular license plate tabs.
  • 17 Dec 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals.
  • 20 Dec 1942 World War II: Bombing of Calcutta by the Japanese.
  • 21 Dec 1942 US Supreme court declares Nevada marriage separation legal.
  • 22 Dec 1942 World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.
  • 24 Dec 1942 World War II: French monarchist, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, assassinates Vichy French Admiral Francois Darlan in Algiers.
  • 25 Dec 1942 Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death
  • 27 Dec 1942 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14.
  • 28 Dec 1942 Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean 100 times.
  • 31 Dec 1942 60 U-boats sunk this month (330,000 ton)

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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America