January 8, 1942 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • British Air Marshal Richard Peirse replaced as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command

Birthdays in History

  • Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician

Person of interestStephen Hawking

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

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking
  • Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)

Deaths in History

  • Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)