Wednesday 14 January 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carol Bellamy in Planfield and Amichand Rajbansi.
Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 January 1942 ?
- Day of St. Basil the Great in Eastern Orthodoxy, January 1 on the Julian Calendar.
- Feast of Divina Pastora, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
- Makar Sankranti in India. The event is marked by flying kites. Also Pongal in South India.
- New Year's Day in Eastern Orthodoxy, see Julian Calendar.
- Festum Asinorum, medieval burlesque festival celebrating the Flight into Egypt.
- Carol Bellamy in Planfield: New Jersey, USA; City Council President-Democrat-New York City, 1978-85.
- Amichand Rajbansi: South African politician.
- Gerben Karstens: .
- Ian Brayshaw: Australian cricketer and footballer.
- Dave Campbell: American baseball player and sportscaster.
- Porfirio Barba-Jacob: Colombian poet and author (d. 1942).
- Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo.
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- The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters
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