On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German troops in Bardia surrender
  • Japanese troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • World War II: the 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge to make no separate peace deals

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff