Tuesday 17 February 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on February 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Huey Newton and Enrico Ferri.
Black Dragons, directed by William Nigh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Huey Newton: American political activist who co-founded the Black Panther Party that became a symbol of black militancy in the mid-1960's and 1970's.
- Enrico Ferri: Italian government Minister; made many laws governing the speed on the autostrada the summer of 1988.
- US Army General Douglas MacArthur reaches Australia and takes command of Allied forces.