What Happened on January 14, 1942

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo

Famous Birthdays

  • Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Carol Bellamy, American politician (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • Dave Campbell, American baseball player, born in Manistee, Michigan
  • Gerben Karstens, Dutch road cyclist (Olympic gold 100km team trial 1964; 6 x stages Tour de France, 14 x stages Vuelta a EspaƱa, 1 x stage Giro d'Italia), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2022)
  • Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
1942 Highlights

About January 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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