Monday 2 February 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bo Hopkins in Greenville and Barry Diller.
Kings Row, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- Bo Hopkins in Greenville: South Carolina, USA; actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, The Rockford Files).
- Barry Diller: founder (Fox-TV).
- Graham Nash: British-American musician and founding member of "Crosby, Stills & Nash" a trio that has a very unique, popular sound.
- Bo Hopkins: American actor.
- Jang Sung-taek: North Korean politician (d. 2013).
- Daniil Kharms: Soviet-era surrealist and absurdist poet, writer and dramatist (d. 1942).
- LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
- US auto factories switch from commercial to war production.
- Los Angeles Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans.
- WWII: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.
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