Famous people died in 1942

Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official during the World War II

GermanMarch 7, 1904402 views

Carole Lombard

Carole Lombard was an American film actress known for her energetic and often unusual roles in screwball comedies of the 1930s

AmericanOctober 6, 1908107 views

Bruce Kingsbury

Bruce Steel Kingsbury was an Australian soldier who was awarded the ‘Victoria Cross’ (VC), for his gallant actions during the ‘Battle of Isurava’

Jean Baptiste Perrin

Jean Baptiste Perrin was a renowned French physicist who was honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1926

FrenchSeptember 30, 1870118 views

Edith Stein

Edith Stein was a German Jewish philosopher, who was killed at the Auschwitz concentration camp

GermanOctober 12, 1891160 views

Aurel Stodola

Aurel Stodola was a Slovak engineer and inventor

SlovakMay 10, 1859232 views

Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala was a Belarusian nationalist poet, who is famous for his poem ‘Ад сэрца’ (‘From the Heart’)

BelarusianJuly 7, 1882169 views

Ludvig Puusepp

Ludvig Puusepp was an Estonian surgeon and the world's first professor of neurosurgery

Estonian1875178 views

William Henry Bragg

Sir William Henry Bragg was a British scientist who shared the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics with his son, William Lawrence Bragg

BritishJuly 2, 1862205 views

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author who penned the famous novel, ‘Anne of the Green Gables’