January 29, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 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)

Birthdays in History

  • Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Richard Needham, British MP