Monday 21 December 1942US date format: 12/21/1942, UK date format: 21/12/1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 21, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hu Jintao and Reinhard Frédéric Mey.
Margin for Error, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- Hu Jintao: Chinese engineer and politician 6th...
- Reinhard Frédéric Mey
- Saundra Sharp: American actress who played Eve on TV's...
- Bob Hayes: Athlete.
- Carla Thomas: US singer ("Let Me Be Good to You").
- Leendert Round: sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at...
- US Supreme court declares Nevada marriage separation legal.