Wednesday 25 February 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
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- Blessed Romeo
- Kuwait's national day.
- People Power Day, special holiday in the Philippines.
- Saint Klaudian
- Saint Walburgis
- Saint Adeltrude
- Saint Cesar
- Carl Eller: American pro football player, he made his professional debut on the field with the Minnesota Vikings in 1964; he retired from the game as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
- Sally Raphael: American TV talk show host.
- Jean Lion: French business leader, director of 'Office Public de L'habitat de Poitiers.
- Karen Grassle: American actress.
- Trevor Roberts: Welsh footballer (d. 1972).
- John Saul: American writer of horror-fantasy novels. Saul decided to write in the psychological horror thriller genre after visiting the local supermarket and seeing what was the biggest seller of commercial paperback books. His market savvy for the interest of the public paid off and his works are systematic best-sellers. His commercial popularity has horror-fantasy paperback books selling all around the world, translated in 14 languages.
- Valérie Lagrange: French actress and singer. She starred in the 1960 adventure film Morgan, the Pirate.
- Leo Ascher: Composer, dies at 61.
- The Princess Elizabeth registers for war service.
- Battle of Los Angeles: Over 1,400 AA shells are fired at an unidentified, slow-moving object in the skies over Los Angeles. The appearance of the object triggers an immediate wartime blackout over most of Southern California, with thousands of air raid wardens being deployed throughout the city. In total there are 6 deaths. Despite the several hour barrage no planes are downed.
- The worst coal dust explosion to date, in Honkeiko, China, claims 1,549 lives.
- The 14th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture.
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