Sunday 1 March 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Bowman Myers and Jerry Fischer rocker (Blood.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Richard Bowman Myers: American soldier, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- Jerry Fischer rocker (Blood: Sweat and Tears).
- Jerry Fisher: American singer (Blood Sweat & Tears).
- Peter Guber: American film producer.
- Richard Myers: American general.
- George S Rentz: Navy chaplain (Born 1882).
- 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
- Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews.
- Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java.
- Three day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat.
- Tito establishes second Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia.
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