Sunday February 01, 1942

US date format: 2/1/1942, UK date format: 1/2/1942

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 1, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Terry Jones and Bibi Besch. Ride 'Em Cowboy, directed by Arthur Lubin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
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Events

  • World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
  • Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
  • WWII: The Command staff of the Eighth Air Force reaches England!-- becomes active in the European Theater of Operations, but won't fly missions until July 4th, 1942 using borrowed British planes ---

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Movies

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Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Captains of the Clouds

Captains of the Clouds

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale

Country: United States of America

Kings Row

Kings Row

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Country: United States of America

Song of the Islands

Song of the Islands

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

TV Series

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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next February 01

If February 01, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 7 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 10 days.
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