Wednesday 21 January 1942
|A Japanese Zero (Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 Model 21) taking off from aircraft carrier Zuikaku for a raid against Lae, New Guinea on 21 January 1942.|
|The Borger (Texas) Daily Herald for 21 January 1942 trumpets Red Army successes outside Moscow.|
|Japanese submarine I-66 sinks 3193-ton Panamanian collier Nord off Rangoon in Preparis North Channel, Andaman Sea, on 21 January 1942. Everyone survives.|
In the Makassar Strait, US submarine USS S-36 is scuttled by its crew after running aground. All 42 men aboard are rescued by a Dutch flying boat and they scuttle the submarine.
|The Hong Kong News of 21 January 1942 features war pictures. Naturally, they are from the Japanee perspective.|
|The Hong Kong News for 21 January 1942 features war pictures.|
|A new exhibit entitled "Americans 1942: 18 Artists from 9 States" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on 21 January 1942.|
|Irene von Meyendorff in Filmwelt Magazine, 21 January 1942.|
Future History: Morris Mac Davis is born in Lubbock, Texas. In the 1960s, Davis writes several successful country songs for Elvis Presley, including "Memories", "In the Ghetto," "Don't Cry Daddy," and "A Little Less Conversation." Mac Davis then embarks on a very successful solo career in 1970 which includes country music, Broadway plays, motion pictures ("North Dallas Forty"), and television.
|Filmwelt Magazine for 21 January 1942 features Zarah Leander on the cover.|