On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japan invades North Celebes, Dutch East Indies

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • Jim Croce, American rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Walter Hill, American film director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice), born in Long Beach, California

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner