Monday February 09, 1942

US date format: 2/9/1942, UK date format: 9/2/1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 9, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Halley's Comet and Carole King. The Mad Doctor of Market Street, directed by Joseph H. Lewis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Apollonia, patron saint of dentists and dental technicians
  • Saint Ansbert of Rouen
  • Saint Maroon's Day - Lebanon

Events

  • Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils".
  • Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes.
  • World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • In New York harbor, the USS Lafayette (formerly Normandie) is accidentally ignited by a welding torch during conversion for troopship use. While fighting the fire, too much water poured into the ship capsizes it, setting it on its side in the harbor.
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Movies

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The Mad Doctor of Market Street

The Mad Doctor of Market Street

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Claire Dodd, Nat Pendleton

Too Many Women

Too Many Women

Directed by: Bernard B. Ray

Starring: Neil Hamilton, June Lang, Joyce Compton, Barbara Read

To Be or Not to Be

To Be or Not to Be

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

Country: United States of America

Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Country: United States of America

Mr. Wise Guy

Mr. Wise Guy

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Billy Gilbert

TV Series

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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next February 09

If February 09, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 7 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 18 days.
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