Major Events of 1942

  • Surrender at Stalingrad
  • Bombing of Germany
  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Battle of Kursk
  • Palermo
  • Quebec Conference
  • Allies Land in Italy
  • Teheran Conferance


    NCAA Football: Notre Dame Record: 9-1-0
    Heisman Trophy: Angelo Bertelli, notre dame, QB points: 648
    Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-0
    World Series: New York Yankees vs. ST. Louis Cardinals Series: 4-1

    Popular Movies

    1. Arsenic and Old Lace - Francis Capra"
    2. Cover Girl
    3. Destination Tokyo
    4. Dragon Seed
    5. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    6. The Gang's All Here
    7. Girl Crazy
    8. Going My Way
    9. Guadalcanal Diary
    10. A Guy Named Joe

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Mrs Miniver"
    Best Director:Michael Curtiz – "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
    Best Actor:James Cagney... "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
    Best Actress: Greer Garson... "Mrs Miniver"

    Nobel Prizes

    DE HEVESY, GEORGE, Hungary, Stockholm University, Sweden, b. 1885, d. 1966: "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes"

    The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize was divided equally between: DAM, HENRIK CARL PETER, Denmark, Polytechnic Institute, Copenhagen, b. 1895, d. 1976: "for his discovery of vitamin K"; and DOISY, EDWARD ADELBERT, U.S.A., Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, b. 1893, d. 1986: "for his discovery of the chemical nature of vitamin K"

    STERN, OTTO, U.S.A., Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburg, PA, b. 1888 (in Sorau, then Germany), d. 1969: "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton."

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Thornton Wilder ... "The Skin of Our Teeth"
    Fiction: Upton Sinclair ... "Dragon's Teeth"
    History: Esther Forbes ... "Paul Revere and the World He Lived In"
    International Reporting: Ira Wolfert ... "North American Newspaper Alliance"
    Public Service: "Omaha (NE) World-Herald"