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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1942.
The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1942: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1942?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1942 US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • 02 Jan 1942 The 28 nations at war with the Axis pledge no separate peace.
  • 03 Jan 1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms.
  • 04 Jan 1942 Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly to Florida
  • 05 Jan 1942 55 German tanks reach North-Africa.
  • 06 Jan 1942 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • 07 Jan 1942 WW II siege of Bataan starts
  • 09 Jan 1942 Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in one round for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 10 Jan 1942 Japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies.
  • 11 Jan 1942 Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
  • 12 Jan 1942 British troops reconquer Sollum.
  • 13 Jan 1942 Allied Conference for war trials
  • 14 Jan 1942 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo.
  • 15 Jan 1942 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII
  • 16 Jan 1942 William Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army.
  • 19 Jan 1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
  • 20 Jan 1942 Japanese invade Burma
  • 21 Jan 1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal.
  • 22 Jan 1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul, New Britain.
  • 23 Jan 1942 Japanese troops occupy Rabaul, New Britain.
  • 24 Jan 1942 Musical Star & Garter, premieres in New York City
  • 25 Jan 1942 Lieutenant General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
  • 26 Jan 1942 1st US force in Europe during WWII go ashore in Northern Ireland
  • 28 Jan 1942 German troops occupy Benghazi, Libya.
  • 29 Jan 1942 German and Italian troops occupy Benghazi.
  • 30 Jan 1942 World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
  • 31 Jan 1942 62 U-boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)

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Music charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. - The Shrine of St. Cecelia

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Kings Row

Kings Row

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

Release year: 1942

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Country: United States of America

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Joan of Paris

Joan of Paris

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar

The Vanishing Virginian

The Vanishing Virginian

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Frank Borzage

Starring: Frank Morgan, Kathryn Grayson, Spring Byington, Natalie Thompson