Saturday 14 February 1942, Valentine's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Michael Bloomberg and Roland Giraud.
Roxie Hart, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Michael Bloomberg: American media mogul and politician.
- Roland Giraud: French film actor and stage comedian.
- Wali Jones
- Mike Bloomberg: American businessman, billionaire and politician, elected the 108th Mayor of New York City on November 6, 2001, succeeding Rudy Giuliani.
- Thomas Reilly: American politician.
- Andrew Robinson: American actor and director.
- Ricardo Rodríguez: Mexican race car driver (d. 1962).
- Piotr Szczepanik: Polish singer and actor.
- Margaret Wright: chief commissioner (Guide Association).
- Ricardo Rodriguez: Mexican racing driver (d. 1962).
- Adnan Bin Saidi: Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (Born 1915).
- Japanese parachutists land near oil center in Palembang, Sumatra.
- Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
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