Wednesday 2 December 1942US date format: 12/2/1942, UK date format: 2/12/1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 2, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Crowley and Bob E Smith in Sacramento.
Random Harvest, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Barnyard WAAC.
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- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- John Crowley: Writer.
- Bob E Smith in Sacramento: California, USA; PGA golfer (1993 Yanase...
- Ted Bluechel in San Pedro: California, USA; rock vocalist/drummer...
- Anna Jónasdóttir: Icelandic political scientist and...
- 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi - University of Chicago)
- Scientists at the University of Chicago in the US induce a nuclear chain reaction, proving an atomic bomb to be possible.
- Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
- Holocaust: In Warsaw, 2 women, Zofia Kossak and Wanda Filipowicz, risk their lives by setting up the Council for the Assistance of the Jews.
- WWII: USAAF bombers make their first raid on Italy.