Explore

Saturday 17 January 1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Randy Boone in Fayetteville and Nancy Parsons. 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..

You can also have a look at the whole 1942 or at January 17 across the years.

Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

Have a look at the old newspapers from 17 January 1942 and get them!

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

Country: United States

More info

A Date with the Falcon

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, James Gleason

Country: United States

More info

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley

Country: United States

More info

They Died with Their Boots On

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy

Country: United States

More info

The Shanghai Gesture

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature

Country: United States

More info

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Voice of America News

Starring: Carol Castiel

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Chapionship Wrestling

Starring: Richard Lane

Country: United States

Find out your future

Find out your future

Get a FREE Numerology report based on the digits of 17 January 1942!

GET YOUR FREE NUMEROLOGY REPORT NOW

Wish him/her..

Send your special wishes with this personalized page

Send him/her your special wishes with this personalized page

Click here for a personalized message

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
  • Randy Boone in Fayetteville: North Carolina, USA; actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian).
  • Nancy Parsons: American actress (d. 2001).
  • Muhammad Ali: American light-heavyweight gold medalist, the only man to win the heavyweight championship of the world three times.
  • Renzo Sambo: Italian champion rower who received the Gold Medal in the Olympics, Mexico 1968.
  • Cassius Clay: American emancipationist (Born 1810).
See other famous people born on 17 January
Famous Deaths:

Make this date unforgettable

Make this date unforgettable

Have a look at our special collection of personalized gifts

Look at our personalized gifts

Search For Your Ancestors

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Don't miss our monthly news, no spam guarantee Click here to Subscribe

...and if 17 January 1942 was your Birth Date then Join our Birthday Club!

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1942?

  • Life: Coastal defense
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sir Henry H. Pownall -- Jan. 12, 1942
  • Life: Nursing shortage

Genealogy: find out your family heritage

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Song of Bernadette

By: Franz Werfel

This is the classic work that tells the true story surrounding the miraculous visions of St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France in 1858. Werfel, a highly respected anti-Nazi writer from Vienna, became a Jewish refugee who barely escaped death in ...

More info

The Moon Is Down

By: John Steinbeck

Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on ...

More info

Dragon Seed

By: Pearl S. Buck

The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In the novel, Nobel Prize Winner, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most interesting rulers during a time of intense turbulence.

More info

And Now Tomorrow

By: Rachel Field

A lovely romance novel that's once a bestseller and was made into a movie (in 1944) and is praised for its aesthetic beauty for ages, is what's this novel And Now Tomorrow's short introduction.

More info

Remember when

Remember when

Birthday and personalized Football books

Discover our birthday books

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Tell the world why 17 January 1942 is such a special date for you!