Friday 2 January 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jakob Bösch and Thomas Hammarberg.
They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 January 1942 ?
- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Jakob Bösch: Swiss author and retired psychiatrist, involved in investigating spiritual healing.
- Thomas Hammarberg: Swedish lawyer and diplomat.
- Dennis Hastert: American educator and politician 59th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
- Ray Moore: English radio host (d. 1989).
- Hugh Shelton: 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
- The 28 nations at war with the Axis pledge no separate peace.
- Japanese troops occupy Manila, Philippines.
- German troops in Bardia surrender.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convicts 33 members of a German spy ring headed by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history--the Duquesne Spy Ring
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