Friday 6 February 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John London and Valentina Titova.
Captains of the Clouds, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Bob Marley Day in Rastafarianism (Jamaica and Ethiopia)
- Waitangi Day (National Holiday) in New Zealand
- Sami National Day (known as Lapps; in Finland and Scandinavia)
- Saint Amandus, Apostle of the Franks
- Saint Vedastus (+540)
- Saint Dorothea, patron saint of florists
- Saint Paul Miki
- John London: bassist (Michael Nesmith band).
- Valentina Titova: Russian actress.
- Linn Draper: American former professor, chemical engineer and CEO in charge of Gulf States Utilities.
- Eddie Gutierrez: Filipino actor and former matinee idol.
- Sarah Brady: American activist and author (d. 2015).
- Charlie Coles: American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
- Ahmad-Jabir oghlu: Azerbaijani philosopher and academic
- James Loewen: American sociologist and historian
- Tommy Roberts: English fashion designer (d. 2012)
- Wobbe de Vries: Dutch linguist, dies at 78.
- World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
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