Wednesday 7 January 1942, Orthodox Christmas
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Vasili Alexeyev and Vasily Alexeev.
They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Vasili Alexeyev: USSR -- Weightlifer (1972, 76 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Vasily Alexeev: Russian weightlifter.
- Paul Revere in Boise: Idaho, USA; keyboardist (Paul Revere and Raiders - "Fallin in Love", "Good Thing").
- Vasily Alekseyev: Russian-German weightlifter and coach (d. 2011).
- Jim Lefebvre: American baseball player and manager.
- Danny Steinmann: American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- Danny Williams: South African singer (Born 1942)
- Henry : Prince of Great Britain, the sixth child of Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and a younger brother of George III.
- WW II siege of Bataan starts
- US and Filipino forces withdraw to Bataan.
- World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
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