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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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Random Harvest

Random Harvest

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Starring: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Country: United States of America

4 passi fra le nuvole

4 passi fra le nuvole

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Alessandro Blasetti

Starring: Gino Cervi, Adriana Benetti, Giuditta Rissone, Carlo Romano

Lost Canyon

Lost Canyon

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby, Lola Lane

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Roy William Neill

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Country: United States of America

Commandos Strike at Dawn

Commandos Strike at Dawn

Release year: 1942

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke

Country: United States of America