Wednesday February 25, 1942

US date format: 2/25/1942, UK date format: 25/2/1942

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 25, 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 Karen Grassle and Valérie Lagrange. 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

  • Blessed Romeo
  • Kuwait's national day.
  • People Power Day, special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Saint Klaudian
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Events

  • The Princess Elizabeth registers for war service.
  • Battle of Los Angeles: Over 1,400 AA shells are fired at an unidentified, slow-moving object in the skies over Los Angeles. The appearance of the object triggers an immediate wartime blackout over most of Southern California, with thousands of air raid wardens being deployed throughout the city. In total there are 6 deaths. Despite the several hour barrage no planes are downed.
  • The worst coal dust explosion to date, in Honkeiko, China, claims 1,549 lives.
  • The 14th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Los Angeles How Green Was My Valley wins Best Picture.

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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 25

If February 25, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 5 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 11 days.
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