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"
  • Tito's partisans occupy Foca

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US 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