Wednesday 9 December 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe McGinniss and Dick Butkus.
Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 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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- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
- Scandinavia (specifically Sweden): Anna's Day. Recognizes everyone named Anna, and marks the day to start the preparation process of the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.
- Tanzania - Independence Day (of Tanganyika from Britain, 1961)
- Joe McGinniss: American writer, journalist and novelist who began as a sports writer (his lifelong addiction), moving into free-lance magazine work.
- Dick Butkus: American football player and actor.
- Billy Bremner: Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1997).
- Germain Gagnon: Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014).
- David Harsent: English author poet and academic.
- Dick Butkus in Chicago: Illinois, USA; NFL hall of fame linebacker (Chicago Bears)/sportscaster.
- Joe McGinniss in Rye: New York, USA; author (Selling of the President 1968).
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