Thursday 5 February 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Emile Ajar and Roger Staubach.
Captains of the Clouds, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Emile Ajar
- Roger Staubach: American football quarterback, one of the all-time greats, winner of the Heisman Trophy 11/26/1963.
- Paul Pavlowitch: French writer, who is a nephew of the French writer Romain Gary.
- Susan Hill: English playwright (Magic Apple Tree).
- Cory Wells: American singer (Three Dog Night).
- James B Cobb: Jr.
- Cory Wells in Buffalo: New York, USA; rock vocalist (Three Dog Night - "Joy to the World").
- Woman of the Year, starring Hepburn and Tracy opens at Radio City
- Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore
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