What Happened on January 2, 1942

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
1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Born in 1942

About January 2, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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