On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Famous Birthdays

  • Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (Hausdorff space), dies at 73
  • Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
1942 Highlights

About January 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius