On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
  • Derek Jarman, actor and director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • Gerald Chanberlain, American jazz trombonist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), born in Refugio, Texas (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Spoiling the Game, S.A.-Mann Brand), dies when his plane is shot down during WWII at 24
1942 Highlights

About January 31, 1942

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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