On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lynn, American singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • Billy Francis, American rocker (Dr Hook), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )

Famous Deaths

  • Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (1911-16), dies at 91