Sunday 1 February 1942US 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 (Democratic).
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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- 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.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Terry Jones: British film director, writer, medieval...
- Muna Wassef: Syrian/Arab actress and United Nations...
- Bibi Besch: Austrian-American actress (d. 1996).
- Masa Saito: Japanese wrestler and manager.
- David Sincock: Australian cricketer.
- 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
- 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 ---