Friday 27 February 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charlayne Hunter-Gault in Due West and Robert H Grubbs.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- International Polar Bear Day.
- Saint Antigone
- Saint Leander
- First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
- Saint Honorine
- Dominican Republic - National Day.
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 2 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honour of the pagan war god Mars were held.
- Saint Gabriel of the Mother of Sorrows
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault in Due West: South Carolina, USA; news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer).
- Robert H Grubbs: American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
- Didier Lombard: French businessman.
- Jimmy Burns: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Michel Forget: Canadian actor.
- Robert Grubbs: American chemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault: American journalist
- Klaus-Dieter Sieloff: German footballer (d. 2011)
- Karel WFM Doorman: Dutch Rear Admiral (Java Sea), killed in action at age 52.
- 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
- J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun.
- World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
- March ndash Construction begins on the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (the largest in the United States during WWII).
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