January 8th, 1942

January 8th, 1942, was a Thursday. It was Day 8 of 1942. The decade was the 1940s.

81 years, 8 months, and 13 days have passed since January 8th, 1942.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


Born on January 8th, 1942.

People who were born on this exact date.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 8th, 1942.

  • World War II.

    World War II.

    World War II was raging on during this period of time.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 81 years, 8 months, and 13 days have passed since January 8th, 1942.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 2 of 1942.
  • Leap Year: 1942 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on January 8th, 1942, are now 81 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1942 belong to the Silent Generation generation.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 8th, 1942.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 8th, 1942, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1942 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 8th, 1942 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.
Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 8th, 1942.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1942.

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes


Popular toys and games in 1942.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1942.

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1942.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 8th, 1948, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 8th.

Elvis Presley

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1935
He turned 7 on this day in 1942.

David Bowie

Singer. Deceased
Born on January 8th, 1947
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader.
Born on January 8th, 1983
He was born exactly 41 years after this date.


US President.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on January 8th, 1942.


UK Prime Minister.

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 8th, 1942 was most likely conceived around April 17th, 1941.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 1942 is close to October 1st, 1942.

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Stats for January 8th, 1942

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 1942.

  • 29,841 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,263 weeks have passed.
  • 2,578,262,400 seconds have passed since January 8th, 1942.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 3,007,972,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,330,383,398,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 429,710,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 221,730,566 steps. That's roughly 98,547 miles!
  • Since this date, 30,939,149 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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