What Happened on January 21, 1942

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Tito's partisans occupy Foca


1942 History

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"; "In The Ghetto"; "I Believe In Music") 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)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

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

About January 21, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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