What Happened on January 28, 1942

Historical Events

  • German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
  • Revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on The Majestic Theatre, NYC, with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
  • Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
  • WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"

Famous Deaths

  • Pablo Luna, Spanish composer (De EspaƱa vengo), dies at 61
1942 Highlights

About January 28, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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