On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC radio
  • German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • Peru and Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determination)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Claudine Longet, French former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Richard Needham, British MP
  • Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Bion J. Arnold, American electrical engineer and inventor, dies at 80
  • Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
1942 Highlights

About January 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius