What Happened on January 4, 1942

Historical Events

  • 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24

Baseball Hall of Fame

7 x NL batting champion Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of Interest

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida

1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait (2011-present), born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • John McLaughlin, British jazz-rock fusion guitarist (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Léon Jessel, German light classical and operetta composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers; Schwarzwaldmädel (The Black Forest Girl)), dies of injuries sustained during Gestapo interrogation at 70

About January 4, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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