1942

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1942 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1942
MCMXLII
Ab urbe condita2695
Armenian calendar1391
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԱ
Assyrian calendar6692
Baháʼí calendar98–99
Balinese saka calendar1863–1864
Bengali calendar1349
Berber calendar2892
British Regnal yearGeo. 6 – 7 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2486
Burmese calendar1304
Byzantine calendar7450–7451
Chinese calendar辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
4639 or 4432
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
4640 or 4433
Coptic calendar1658–1659
Discordian calendar3108
Ethiopian calendar1934–1935
Hebrew calendar5702–5703
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1998–1999
 - Shaka Samvat1863–1864
 - Kali Yuga5042–5043
Holocene calendar11942
Igbo calendar942–943
Iranian calendar1320–1321
Islamic calendar1360–1361
Japanese calendarShōwa 17
(昭和17年)
Javanese calendar1872–1873
Juche calendar31
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4275
Minguo calendarROC 31
民國31年
Nanakshahi calendar474
Thai solar calendar2485
Tibetan calendar阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
2068 or 1687 or 915
    — to —
阳水马年
(male Water-Horse)
2069 or 1688 or 916

1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1942nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 942nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 42nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1940s decade.

The Uppsala Conflict Data Program project estimates this to be the deadliest year in human history in terms of conflict deaths, placing the death toll at 4.62 million. However, the Correlates of War estimates that the prior year, 1941, was the deadliest such year. Death toll estimates for both 1941 and 1942 range from 2.28 to 7.71 million each.

Events

Below, the events of World War II have the "WWII" prefix.

Map of Europe at the height of German control in 1942, Britain remains the only country in Western Europe held by Allied forces

January

February

March

April

May

June

June 4: Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū under attack by US aircraft at the Battle of Midway

July

August

September

October

November

December

Date unknown

Births

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Stephen Hawking
Junichiro Koizumi
Muhammad Ali
Michael Crawford
Eusébio
Tasuku Honjo

February

Terry Jones
Graham Nash
Carole King
Ehud Barak
Brian Jones

March

Michael Eisner
John Cale
Michael York

April

Leon Russell
Jeetendra
Jacob Zuma
David Bradley
Geoffrey Palmer
Barbra Streisand

May

Tammy Wynette
Ian Dury
Jusuf Kalla
Taj Mahal

June

Curtis Mayfield
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Muammar Gaddafi
Thabo Mbeki
Sir Paul McCartney
Brian Wilson
Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle

July

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri
Vicente Fox
Richard Roundtree
Harrison Ford
Roger McGuinn
Javier Solana
Chris Sarandon

August

Jerry Garcia
Isabel Allende
David Lange
Tobin Bell
Hissène Habré
Isaac Hayes
José Eduardo dos Santos

September

Al Jardine
Werner Herzog
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Wolfgang Schäuble
Ian McShane

October

Britt Ekland
Joy Behar
Amitabh Bachchan
Michael Crichton

November

Martin Scorsese
Joe Biden
Bob Einstein
Guion Bluford
Sir Billy Connolly
Jimi Hendrix

December

Muhammadu Buhari
Paul Butterfield
Hu Jintao
Michael Nesmith

Deaths

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January

Mel Sheppard
Henri de Baillet-Latour
Emil Szramek
Carole Lombard
Racho Petrov
Prince Ludwig Gaston of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

February

Ado Birk
Lauri Kristian Relander
Ugo Pasquale Mifsud
Epitácio Pessoa

March

Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta
Robert Bosch
Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear

April

Lucy Maud Montgomery

May

Thorvald Stauning
José Abad Santos
John Barrymore

June

Reinhard Heydrich
Frank Irons
Pope John XIX of Alexandria

July

Refik Saydam
Saint Pauline of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus
Joaquín Sánchez de Toca
Roberto Maria Ortiz
Titus Brandsma
Louis Borno
Leopold Mandić

August

Richard Willstätter
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Prince George, Duke of Kent

September

Blessed Adam Bargielski
Blessed Bronisław Kostkowski

October

Blessed Maria Antonina Kratochwil

November

Prince Heinrich XXXIII Reuss of Köstritz
Hernando Siles Reyes
Mohammad Ali Foroughi

December

François Darlan

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