Sunday 11 January 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charles Acton and Ira Vieth.
A Date with the Falcon, directed by Irving Reis, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1942 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Charles Acton: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season in 1967.
- Ira Vieth: German financial expert, professional astrologer and author, an active and certified member of ‘Deutscher Astrologenverband/ DAV from1980.
- Bud Acton: American basketball player.
- Clarence Clemons: American saxophonist and actor (E Street Band) (d. 2011).
- Leo Cullum: American soldier pilot and cartoonist (d. 2010).
- George Mira: American football player
- Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.
- -23 degrees F (-31 degrees C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record).
- World War II: Japan declares war on the Netherlands and invades the Netherlands East Indies.
- Sikorsky R-4 first flies, in the United States it will become the first mass-produced helicopter.
- Heinkel test pilot Helmut Schenk becomes the first person to escape from a stricken aircraft with an ejection seat.
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- The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters
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