Monday 16 March 1942US date format: 3/16/1942, UK date format: 16/3/1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Roger Boullonnois and Roger Crozier.
My Favorite Blonde, directed by Sidney Lanfield, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Roger Boullonnois
- Jerry Jeff Walker: American musician.
- Roger Crozier: Canadian-American ice hockey player and...
- James Soong: Chinese-Taiwanese politician Governor of...
- Gijs van Lennep: Dutch race car driver.
- Jerry Walker: American singer-songwriter and guitarist...
- The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
- WWII: New Zealand and Australia declared war on Thailand.