On This Day

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
  • Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer & footballer, born in South Perth, Australia

Famous Deaths

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

About January 14, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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