On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1942

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
  • Michael Mayor, Swiss astrophysicist (discovered 1st exoplanet), 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup), born in Aleksandrovskoye Stavropol kray, Soviet Union

Famous Deaths

  • George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
1942 Highlights

About January 12, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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