Thursday 8 January 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Peterson and Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich.
They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck 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 8 January 1942 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- John Peterson: Rocker.
- Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich: Zudov in USSR; cosmonaut (Soyuz 23).
- Stephen Hawking: British theoretical physicist who was a Professor at the University of Oxford.
- Junichiro Koizumi: Japanese politician, elected Prime Minister on 4/24/2001, the 11th Japanese P.M.
- Yvette Mimieux: American film, stage and TV actress with a debut in "The Time Machine" in 1960.
- Walter Scavolini: Italian industrial entrepreneur, the creator of the modular kitchen called "the most beloved in Italy."
- Valya Balkanska: Bulgarian folk singer
- Junichirō Koizumi: Japanese politician 56th Prime Minister of Japan
- Royce Waltman: American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)
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