Friday 16 January 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 16, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include René Angélil and Richard Bohringer.
Joan of Paris, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 16 January 1942
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Which were the important events of 16 January 1942 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- René Angélil: Canadian singer and manager (of Ginette Reno and then Dion's one) of Syrian and Lebanese descent, he married Céline Dion (his 3rd union) on 17 December 1994.
- Richard Bohringer: French-Senegalese actor, singer, and poet, the father of actress Romane Bohringer.
- Nicole Fontaine: French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France.
- Barbara Lynn: American Country-Western singer raised appropriately in Texas.
- Ronald Ferguson: American acturary and CEO in charge of the reinsurance company of General Re.
- William Francis: Rocker.
- Rene Angelil: Canadian music executive.
- Tony P Hall American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio: 1979-).
- Bill Francis in Mobile: Alabama, USA; rocker (Dr Hook).
- Barbara Lynn [Ozen]: US singer ("You'll Lose a Good Thing"), dies.
- William Knudsen becomes first civilian appointed a General in US army.
- Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
- Actress Carole Lombard and her mother are among those killed in a plane crash near Las Vegas, Nevada, while returning from a tour to promote the sale of war bonds.