On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1942

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Second Norwegian government of Vidkun Quisling forms

Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator Vidkun Quisling
Prime Minister of Norway and Nazi Collaborator
Vidkun Quisling

Famous Birthdays

  • David Sincock, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Milt Sunde, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1966; NFL Champion 1969; Minnesota Vikings), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Muna Wassef, Syrian actress (The Message) and UN Goodwill ambassador, born in Damascus, Syria
  • Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2020)
1942 Highlights

About February 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius