On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1942

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 1 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • Jan 1 Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • Jan 2 Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jan 3 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 4 Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait (2011-present), born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Jan 5 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)

Person of interestStephen Hawking

Jan 8 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), born in Oxford, England (d. 2018)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • Jan 8 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Bor, Russia
  • Jan 8 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician (Prime Minister, 2001–06), born in Yokosuka, Japan
  • Jan 9 Lee Kun-hee, Korean business magnate & chairman of Samsung Group, born in Uiryeong County, South Korea
  • Jan 10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 12 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • Jan 12 Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the Weather Underground, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 14 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Jan 14 Carol Bellamy, American politician (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 16 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • Jan 17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • Jan 23 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Kharkov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
  • Jan 23 Willy Bogner Jr., German fashion designer & film maker (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Munich, Germany
  • Jan 26 Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Jan 26 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • Jan 27 Tasuku Honjo, Japanese immunologist (Nobel Prize for medicine 2018), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Jan 29 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Jan 29 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Jan 29 Richard Needham, British MP

About January 1942

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)