On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1942

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 (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty), born in Lubbock, Texas (d, 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
1942 Highlights

About January 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius