Friday 16 January 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Francis and Tony P Hall American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio.
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.
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- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- William Francis: Rocker.
- Tony P Hall American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio: 1979-).
- Bill Francis in Mobile: Alabama, USA; rocker (Dr Hook).
- Barbara Lynn [Ozen]: US singer ("You'll Lose a Good Thing"), dies.
- René Angélil: Canadian singer and manager (of Ginette Reno and then Dion's one) of Syrian and Lebanese descent, he married Céline Dion (his 3rd union) on 17 December 1994.
- Richard Bohringer: French-Senegalese actor, singer, and poet, the father of actress Romane Bohringer. His films include "Diva" and "Subway". Married once.
- Ronald Ferguson: American acturary and CEO in charge of the reinsurance company of General Re. Ferguson, a compulsive educator, enjoys long distance running to stay in shape and has a BA in Mathematics, a BA in Economics and an MS in Acturarial Sciences.
- Nicole Fontaine: French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France. She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, part of the European People's Party. Fontaine was the President of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2001, and was then replaced by Pat Cox, from the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party, in accordance with an agreement between the two groups at the start of the term.
- Barbara Lynn: American Country-Western singer raised appropriately in Texas. Lynn began writing songs as a young teenager and dreamed of being the female Elvis Presley. The left-hander taught herself to play the guitar, and by the time she graduated from Hebert High School in 1960, she had enough songs to release an album. Huey P. Meaux, a music entrepreneur, spotted her in a local club and helped launch her career.
- Rene Angelil: Canadian music executive
- William Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army.
- Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- Actress Carole Lombard and her mother are among those killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas, Nevada, while returning from a tour to promote the sale of war bonds.
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- The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters
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