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"

Historic Event

Tito's partisans occupy Foca

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

Famous Birthdays

  • (Charles) Edwin Starr [Hatcher], American soul and R&B singer (War), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 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) [1]
  • Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk OpieĊ„ski, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), dies at 72
1942 Highlights

About January 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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