What Happened on January 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC radio
  • German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Richard Needham, British MP
  • Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)

Famous Deaths

  • Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92