What Happened on January 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Famous Birthdays

  • Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)

Famous Deaths

  • Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83