What Happened on January 8, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British Air Marshal Richard Peirse replaced as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command

Famous Birthdays

  • John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
  • Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44
  • Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)