Sunday 5 April 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Allan Clarke in Salford and Pascal Couchepin.
Jungle Book, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Allan Clarke in Salford: Lancashire, England; rock vocalist (The Hollies - "The Air That I Breathe").
- Pascal Couchepin: Swiss politician, the President of Switzerland in 2003 and 2008.
- Alain Pompidou: French scientist and politician.
- Louis Tschandin: French homicide; shot his mistress and her lover to death on 5/08/1983, Colmar, France.
- Allan Clarke: English singer-songwriter (The Hollies).
- Peter Greenaway: Welsh director and screenwriter
- World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean Raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.
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