Sunday 8 February 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Klein and Jean Gol.
To Be or Not to Be, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Robert Klein: American hip standup comedian, a frequent guest on the "Johnny Carson Show" and "Saturday Night Live.
- Jean Gol: Belgian liberal politician with the Parti Réformateur Libéral (PRL), a government minister.
- Terry Melcher: American noted family, a musician in his own right, and talented music producer, Melcher is the son of Doris Day from her youthful first marriage to musician Al Jordan.
- Robert Klein in the Bronx: New York, USA; comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals).
- Fritz Peterson: baseball pitcher (New York Yankees).
- Bob Munden: American shooting competitor.
- Fritz Todt: German politician, the Reich Minister for Armament and Munitions.
- US Congress advises President Franklin Roosevelt that Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort.
- World War II: Japan invades Singapore.
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