Wednesday 25 February 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carl Eller and Valérie Lagrange.
Roxie Hart, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Romeo
- Kuwait's national day.
- People Power Day, special holiday in the Philippines.
- Saint Klaudian
- Saint Walburgis
- Saint Adeltrude
- Saint Cesar
- Carl Eller: American pro football player, he made his professional debut on the field with the Minnesota Vikings in 1964; he retired from the game as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
- Valérie Lagrange: French actress and singer.
- Jean Lion: French business leader, director of 'Office Public de L'habitat de Poitiers.
- Sally Raphael: American TV talk show host.
- John Saul: American writer of horror-fantasy novels.
- Leo Ascher: Composer, dies at 61.
- 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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