Wednesday 2 December 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bob E Smith in Sacramento and Ted Bluechel in San Pedro.
Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1942 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Bob E Smith in Sacramento: California, USA; PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup).
- Ted Bluechel in San Pedro: California, USA; rock vocalist/drummer (Association).
- Anna Jónasdóttir: Icelandic political scientist and academic.
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1942 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Can't Get Out of This Mood - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
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