June 1942 calendar

June 1942

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1942?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Famous Birthday

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  • Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya.

  • Brian Wilson

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Jingle, Jangle, Jingle


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Phantom Plainsmen

The Phantom Plainsmen

Release year: 1942

Directed by: John English

Starring: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Rudolph Anders

Jackass Mail

Jackass Mail

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Darryl Hickman

Lady in a Jam

Lady in a Jam

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette

Sons of the Pioneers

Sons of the Pioneers

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Nolan

Rubber Racketeers

Rubber Racketeers

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Harold Young

Starring: Ricardo Cortez, Rochelle Hudson, William Henry, Barbara Read