What happened this day in history May 3, 1942

What are the important events that happened on May 3, 1942? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 3, 1942: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 3, 1942 is the 123rd day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 20, 1942 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosatrigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $271.81. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 3, 1942 Historical Events

  • 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.

Who were born on May 3, 1942?

  • 1942
    C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
  • 1942
    Dave Marash, American journalist
  • 1942
    Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast

Who died on May 3, 1942?

  • 1942
    Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)

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