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Millennium: 3rd millennium
2042 by topic:
ArchitectureComicsFilmHome videoLiterature (Poetry) – Music (Country, Metal, UK) – RadioTelevisionVideo gaming
ElectionsInt'l leadersSovereign states
Sovereign state leadersTerritorial governors
Science and technology
ArchaeologyAviationBirding/OrnithologyMeteorologyPalaeontologyRail transportSpaceflight
Association football (soccer)Athletics (track and field)BadmintonBaseballBasketballBoxingCricketGolfHorse racingIce hockeyMotorsportRoad cyclingRugby leagueRugby unionTable tennisTennisVolleyball
By place
AfghanistanAlgeriaAntarcticaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBangladeshBelgiumBrazilCanadaChileChinaCosta RicaCroatiaCubaDenmarkEl SalvadorEgyptEstoniaEthiopiaEuropean UnionFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIraqIranIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKenyaLatviaLithuaniaLuxembourgMalaysiaMexicoMoldovaNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPakistanPalestinian territoriesPhilippinesPolandRomaniaRussiaRwandaSerbiaSingaporeSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSwedenTaiwanThailandTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesVenezuelaVietnam
Other topics
AwardsLawReligious leaders
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
Works and introductions categories
Works entering the public domain
2042 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2042
Ab urbe condita 2795
Armenian calendar 1491
Assyrian calendar 6792
Bahá'í calendar 198–199
Balinese saka calendar 1963–1964
Bengali calendar 1449
Berber calendar 2992
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2586
Burmese calendar 1404
Byzantine calendar 7550–7551
Chinese calendar 辛酉(Metal Rooster)
4738 or 4678
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4739 or 4679
Coptic calendar 1758–1759
Discordian calendar 3208
Ethiopian calendar 2034–2035
Hebrew calendar 5802–5803
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2098–2099
 - Shaka Samvat 1963–1964
 - Kali Yuga 5142–5143
Holocene calendar 12042
Igbo calendar 1042–1043
Iranian calendar 1420–1421
Islamic calendar 1464–1465
Japanese calendar Heisei 54
Javanese calendar 1975–1976
Juche calendar 131
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4375
Minguo calendar ROC 131
Nanakshahi calendar 574
Thai solar calendar 2585
Tibetan calendar 阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
2168 or 1787 or 1015
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
2169 or 1788 or 1016

2042 (MMXLII) will be a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2042nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 42nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 42nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2040s decade.

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