Friday 23 January 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Ivan Ivanovich: Bachurin; cosmonaut.
- Razzak: Bangladeshi actor and director.
- Robert Kelley: American ecclesiastic, this Roman Catholic Priest was convicted of sexually molesting 50 to 100 young girls while he was an associate pastor at St. Cecilia's parish in Leominster, MA from 1976 to 1983.
- Michel Pébereau: French businessman.
- Abdur Razzak: Indian-Bangladeshi actor and producer.
- Herman Willink: Dutch judge and politician
- Japanese troops occupy Rabaul, New Britain.
- Tank battle at Adzjedabia, African corps versus British army.
- World War II: The Battle of Rabaul begins, the first fighting of the New Guinea campaign.
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