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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1942?


Events

  • 01 May 1942 Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear "Jewish star".
  • 02 May 1942 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4.
  • 03 May 1942 World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
  • 04 May 1942 Food 1st rationed in US
  • 05 May 1942 US begins rationing sugar during WWII
  • 06 May 1942 World War II: On Corregidor, the last American forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
  • 07 May 1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
  • 08 May 1942 Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
  • 09 May 1942 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57.
  • 10 May 1942 World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
  • 11 May 1942 Japanese troops conquer Kalewa.
  • 12 May 1942 Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943
  • 13 May 1942 Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight.
  • 14 May 1942 US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded.
  • 15 May 1942 Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands arrests 2,000 Dutch officers
  • 17 May 1942 Dutch SS vows loyalty to Adolf Hitler.
  • 18 May 1942 New York City ends night baseball games for the rest of war.
  • 19 May 1942 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
  • 20 May 1942 US Navy first permits black recruits to serve.
  • 21 May 1942 WWII: Mexico declares war against Nazi Germany after the sinking of the Mexican tanker ''Faja de Oro'' by the German U-boat, U-160, off Key West.
  • 22 May 1942 Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany and Japan
  • 26 May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
  • 27 May 1942 Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered
  • 28 May 1942 1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Germans during attack on Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 29 May 1942 Bing Crosby records Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," the best-selling Christmas album in history.
  • 30 May 1942 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
  • 31 May 1942 Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury, England.

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Movies

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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi