What Happened on January 26, 1942

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Famous Birthdays

  • Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

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

About January 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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