January 23, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)