What Happened on January 23, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Rabaul - Japanese attack Australian air base in Rabaul, New Britain
  • Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
  • Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army

Famous Birthdays

  • Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)