Friday 20 February 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Roxie Hart, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Peter Strauss: Croton-on-Hudson, New York -- Actor (Rich Man Poor Man).
- Charlie Gillett in Lancashire: England; rock broadcaster (Sound of the City).
- Mitch McConnell American politician (Senator-Republican-Kentucky: 1985-).
- Claude Miller: French film director, producer and screenwriter.
- Gérard Carreyrou: French journalist and press officer.
- Mitch McConnell: American soldier lawyer and politician
- Phil Esposito: Canadian hockey player with the NHL. Played centre for the Chicago Black Hawks (1963-67), Boston Bruins (1967-76) and the New York Rangers (1976-81).
- Guido Gasperini: Composer, dies at 76.
- Lieutenant E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down five Japanese heavy bombers.
- Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first U.S. Navy WWII flying ace.
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