On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1942

Historical Events

  • Japanese troops land on Ambon

Famous Birthdays

  • David J. Brown, English cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England), born in Walsall, United Kingdom
  • Dries Holten, Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres), born in Cimahi, Indonesia
  • Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
1942 Highlights

About January 30, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius