Monday 2 March 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Irving in Exeter and Lou Reed [Louis Firbank] in Freeport.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- John Irving in Exeter: New Hampshire, USA; writer (The World According to Garp).
- Lou Reed [Louis Firbank] in Freeport: New York, USA; vocalist/guitarist ("Walk on the Wild Side", Velvet Underground).
- Kwang Jo Choi: Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion.
- Peter Guber: American film producer.
- John Irving: American novelist, the best-selling author of acclaimed novels including "A Prayer for Owen Meaney," "The Cider House Rules," "The Hotel New Hampshire" and "The World According to Garp.
- Luc Plamondon: Canadian song writer and lyricist, he has written for many artists such as Robert Charlebois, Céline Dion, Diane Dufresne... He is also the co-author of several musicals: "Starmania" (Tycoon) with Michel Berger, "Notre-Dame de Paris", composed by Richard Cocciante...
- Lou Reed: American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground.
- Kwang Choi: South Korean martial artist
- Claude Larose: Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- Mir-Hossein Mousavi: Iranian architect and politician 79th Prime Minister of Iran
- 14th Academy Awards: How Green was My Valley, Gary Cooper, and Joan Fontaine win.
- Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
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