Thursday 1 January 1942, NewYear’s Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 1, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alassane Ouattara and Bruno Arcari.
The Devil and Daniel Webster, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 1 January 1942
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1942 ?
- Alassane Ouattara: Ivorian economist and politician President of the Ivory Coast.
- Bruno Arcari: Italian World Jr-Welterweight boxing champion 1970-74.
- Albert Hunt
- Gerda Rogers
- Gennadi Vassilyevich: Sarafanov in USSR; cosmonaut (Soyuz 15).
- Martin Frost American politician (Representative-Democrat-Texas: 1971-).
- Country Joe McDonald in California: USA; rock guitarist/vocalist (Country Joe and the Fish).
- Judy Stone: Australian pop singer.
- Alex Ferguson: Coach.
- Anthony Hamilton-Smith: 3rd Baron Colwyn English dentist and politician.
- Dennis Archer: American lawyer and politician 67th Mayor of Detroit.
- Gennadi Sarafanov: Russian colonel pilot and astronaut (d. 2005).
- Al Hunt: American reporter and news anchor.
- Martin Frost: Politician.
- Brian Kernighan: Scientist.
- George Couroupos: Composer.
- Jaroslav Jezek: Composer, dies at 35.
- US and 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
- The Declaration by the United Nations is signed by twenty-six nations.
- Rose Bowl played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16.
- In Washington, D.C., representatives of 26 countries sign the Declaration of United Nations.
- Japanese forces enter Manila in the Philippines.
- WWII: United States and Philippines troops fight the Battle of Bataan.