On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24
  • Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida
  • Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait (2011-present), born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • John McLaughlin [Mahavishnu], American rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy), born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70