Tuesday February 24, 1942

US date format: 2/24/1942, UK date format: 24/2/1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 24, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Joe Lieberman and Stuart Henry (DJ). The Male Animal, directed by Elliott Nugent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942 On TV people were watching Men at Work.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
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Events

  • Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German).
  • The , carrying Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania to British-controlled Palestine, is torpedoed and sunk by the Soviet submarine ''Shch 213'', killing 768 men, women and children, with only one survivor, a 19 year old man, making it the largest exclusively civilian naval disaster of the war.The actual number of victims, including the ten person crew, is uncertain, although a recent study concludes it may have been as high as 791, of which 785 were Jewish. Franz amp Collins' book ''Death

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Movies

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The Male Animal

The Male Animal

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Leslie, Jack Carson

The Ghost of Frankenstein

The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Country: United States of America

Black Dragons

Black Dragons

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

The Mad Doctor of Market Street

The Mad Doctor of Market Street

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Lionel Atwill, Una Merkel, Claire Dodd, Nat Pendleton

Too Many Women

Too Many Women

Directed by: Bernard B. Ray

Starring: Neil Hamilton, June Lang, Joyce Compton, Barbara Read

TV Series

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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next February 24

If February 24, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 6 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 2 days.
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