Sunday 4 January 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Bolaji Akinyemi and John McLaughlin.
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.
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Which were the important events of 4 January 1942 ?
- Spaghetti Day
- Ogoni Day
- The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Bolaji Akinyemi: Nigerian political scientist academic and politician.
- John McLaughlin: English guitarist and songwriter (The Tony Williams Lifetime Mahavishnu Orchestra Shakti and Remember Shakti).
- Leon Jessel: Composer, dies at 70.
- Premier Churchill and General Marshall fly to Florida
- NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24.
- Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame.
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