Monday 16 March 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jerry Jeff Walker and Roger Crozier.
Reap the Wild Wind, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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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
- Jerry Jeff Walker: American musician.
- Roger Crozier: Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1996).
- James Soong: Chinese-Taiwanese politician Governor of Taiwan Province.
- Gijs van Lennep: Dutch race car driver.
- Jerry Walker: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lost Gonzo Band).
- The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
- WWII: New Zealand and Australia declared war on Thailand.
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