On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
  • Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tito's partisans occupy Foca

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], American singer (War)
  • Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72