Monday 5 January 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Man Who Came to Dinner, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Charlie Rose in Henderson: North Carolina, USA; newscaster (CBS Night Watch).
- Cliff Potts in Glendale: California, USA; actor (Ted - "Lou Grant").
- Terenci Moix: Spanish writer (d. 2003).
- Maurizio Pollini: Italian musician, a pianist who won the first prize at the International Chopin competition in Warsaw, 1960.
- Rudolf Smit: Dutch astrologer, a computer expert and, up to 1985, dealer for Matrix.
- Jan Leeming: British BBC newswoman, perfectly coiffured and glamorous. Leeming was a victim of an ammonia attack when she came upon intruders at the BBC TV centre, 2/17/1987.
- Roland Lethem: Belgian film director.
- Charlie Rose: American newscaster and journalist, the host of "Charlie Rose" on PBS and a correspondent for "60 Minutes II." Rose, who has a disarming interview style, has been honored with numerous awards including the George Peabody Broadcasting Award, an Emmy and the Cable ACE Award. He is a popular speaker at colleges around the United States.
- 55 German tanks reach North-Africa.
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