January 8, 1942

January 8, 1942, was a Thursday. It was 82 years, 4 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


Born on January 8, 1942

People who were born on this exact date:


This date was 30,083 days ago. Approximately 1,003 months have passed. It was the 8th day of 1942, in week 02. The decade was the 1940s. People born on this day are currently 82 years old and belong to the Silent Generation generation. The Earth has experienced 334 seasons of weather since then.


News, nostalgia, and fads

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

  • World War II.

    World War II

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

Personality traits

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Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 in 1942:

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on January 8, 1942?

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 8, 1948, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

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

David Bowie

David Bowie

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

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un

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


US President

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the President of the United States on January 8, 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 8, 1942 was most likely conceived around April 17, 1941.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8, 1942 is close to October 1, 1942.

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Stats for January 8, 1942


Here are some interesting statistics about January 8, 1942:

  • 30,083 days have passed since this date.
  • 4,297 weeks have passed.
  • 2,599,171,200 seconds have passed since January 8, 1942.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 3,032,366,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,341,172,339,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 433,195,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 223,528,723 steps. That's roughly 99,346 miles.
  • 31,190,054 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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