On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1942

Historical Events

  • 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis

Famous Birthdays

  • "Country" Joe McDonald, American rock singer and guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish - "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • George Couroupos, Greek contemporary classical composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • Nevzat Güzelırmak, Turkish soccer defender (18 caps; Göztepe) and manager (Denizlispor; Turkey U21), born in İzmir, Turkey (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, dies at 35
1942 Highlights

About January 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn