Sunday 12 April 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Daniel Winslow Schmidt and Frank Bank in Hollywood.
Jungle Book, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Julius I
- Saint Zeno of Verona
- Saint Erkembode
- Saint Damian
- Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
- The Roman holiday of Cerealia begins.
- Daniel Winslow Schmidt: Composer.
- Frank Bank in Hollywood: California, USA; actor (Lumpy - Leave it to Beaver).
- Jan Daele: Belgian writer.
- Bill Bryden: British stage and film director and screenwriter.
- Jacob Zuma: President of South Africa.
- Frank Bank: American actor (d. 2013)
- Carlos Reutemann: Argentinian race car driver and politician Governor of Santa Fe
- Johannes E Akkeringa: Dutch Painter / etcher, dies at 80.
- Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan.
- 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280.
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