Thursday 15 January 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edward "Sonny" and Frank Polozola.
Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
- Jallikattu in South India.
- United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
- North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
- Edward "Sonny": Bivins; American singer (Manhattans - "Kiss and Say Goodbye").
- Frank Polozola: American academic and judge (d. 2013).
- Barbara Tarbuck: American actress.
- Melvin Winfield Sheppard: Runner (1908, 12 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 58.
- Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WWII
- FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII
- US President Franklin Roosevelt asks commissioner to continue baseball during war.
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- The Shrine of St. Cecelia - Andrews Sisters
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