Friday 25 December 1942, Christmas
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Françoise Durr and Vera Komarkova.
Commandos Strike at Dawn, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Françoise Durr
- Vera Komarkova: Russian adventurer.
- Françoise Dürr: French tennis player, best known for having won the singles title at the French championships, 1967 Roland-Garros (33 years before Mary Pierce).
- Francoise Durr
- Barry Goldberg: Pianist.
- Barbara Follett: Jamaican-English politician.
- Enrique Morente: Spanish singer-songwriter (d. 2010).
- Mani Kaul: Director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha).
- Vojislav Vuckovic: Composer, dies at 32.
- Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death
- British Col S W Bailey reaches Mihailovics headquarter
- Russian artillery / tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
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- Moonlight Becomes You - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
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