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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1942?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1942 Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
  • 02 Oct 1942 Queen Mary slices cruiser Curacao in half, killing 338
  • 03 Oct 1942 FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
  • 04 Oct 1942 German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
  • 05 Oct 1942 5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred
  • 06 Oct 1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
  • 07 Oct 1942 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys Nazi battalion in Stalingrad
  • 08 Oct 1942 Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)
  • 09 Oct 1942 The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 10 Oct 1942 1,300 Austrian Jews transported to Theresienstadt
  • 11 Oct 1942 World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance : On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 12 Oct 1942 Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • 14 Oct 1942 Dobbe resistances group overthrows Bonkarten distribution
  • 16 Oct 1942 Aaron Copland / de Milles ballet Rodeo, premieres in New York City
  • 18 Oct 1942 Hitler orders allied commandos to be killed
  • 20 Oct 1942 "Durham Manifesto" calls for fundamental changes in race relations.
  • 22 Oct 1942 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
  • 23 Oct 1942 1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
  • 24 Oct 1942 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
  • 25 Oct 1942 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive
  • 26 Oct 1942 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
  • 27 Oct 1942 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles / Australian advance
  • 28 Oct 1942 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery
  • 29 Oct 1942 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
  • 30 Oct 1942 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • 31 Oct 1942 94 U-boats sunk this month (619,000 ton)

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1942?
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Top #4 songs in the USA

  1. - Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
  2. - Manhattan Serenade
  3. - When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World)
  4. - Dearly Beloved

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Country: United States of America

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Country: United States of America

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Country: United States of America

Limelight

Limelight

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Country: United States of America