What Happened on January 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British troops reconquer Sollum
  • Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
  • National War Labor Board created

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the Weather Underground, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)

Famous Deaths

  • George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies