What Happened on January 7, 1942

Historical Events

  • WW II siege of Bataan starts

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Williams, British pop singer, known as "Britain's Johnny Mathis" ("Moon River"; "White on White"), born in Port Elizabeth, Union of South Africa (d. 2005)
  • Vasiliy Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Miloslavsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian aristocrat (3rd President International Olympic Committee 1925-42), dies at 63
1942 Highlights

About January 7, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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