On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1942

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • US Joint Chiefs of Staff created

Famous Birthdays

  • K. Callan, American actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Lee Kun-hee, Korean business magnate & chairman of Samsung Group, born in Uiryeong County, South Korea
1942 Highlights

About January 9, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn