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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1942?


Events

  • 02 Jun 1942 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a Navy aviator
  • 03 Jun 1942 Battle of Midway Island begins
  • 04 Jun 1942 USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
  • 05 Jun 1942 British offensive in North Africa under general Ritchie
  • 06 Jun 1942 1st nylon parachute jump (Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray)
  • 07 Jun 1942 Battle of Midway ends: Admiral Nimitz wins 1st WWII naval defeat of Japan
  • 08 Jun 1942 Bing Cosby records Silent Night
  • 09 Jun 1942 Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes Minister in Gerbrandy government
  • 10 Jun 1942 Massacre at Lidice (Czechoslovakia), Gestapo kills 173
  • 11 Jun 1942 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa
  • 12 Jun 1942 Anne Frank gets her diary as a birthday present (Amsterdam)
  • 13 Jun 1942 FDR creates Office of War with Elmer Davis as head
  • 14 Jun 1942 French government of Reynaud resigns
  • 17 Jun 1942 First World War II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast).
  • 18 Jun 1942 Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy
  • 19 Jun 1942 Paul Waner, is 7th to get 3,000 hits
  • 20 Jun 1942 Adolf Eichmann proclaims deportation of Dutch Jews
  • 21 Jun 1942 President Roosevelt / Premier Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
  • 22 Jun 1942 Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
  • 23 Jun 1942 World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
  • 24 Jun 1942 Africa Corps occupy Egypt
  • 25 Jun 1942 British Premier Winston Churchill travels from US to London
  • 26 Jun 1942 German assault on British at Mersa Matruh
  • 27 Jun 1942 PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
  • 28 Jun 1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York).
  • 29 Jun 1942 WWII: The German Eleventh Army under Erich von Manstein takes Sevastopol, although fighting rages until July 9.
  • 30 Jun 1942 144 U-boats (700,000 ton) sunk this month

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1942?
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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Country: United States of America

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

Country: United States of America

Sweet Smell of Success

Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Country: United States of America

The Thing

The Thing

Directed by: John Carpenter

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Country: United States of America