What happened this day in history January 2, 1942

What are the important events that happened on January 2, 1942? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 2, 1942: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 2, 1942 is the 2nd day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 363 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 20, 1941 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘digon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $263.47. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 2, 1942 Historical Events

  • 1942
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history—the Duquesne Spy Ring
  • 1942
    World War II: Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces

Who were born on January 2, 1942?

  • 1942
    Dennis Hastert, 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1942
    Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • 1942
    Ray Moore, Radio 2 DJ (d. 1989)

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