Sunday 25 January 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eusébio and Shinobu Tsukasa.
Woman of the Year, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- St. Dwynwen's Day and Patron Saint of Lovers - Welsh celebration of love Dirwnod Santes Dwynwen.
- Tatiana Day, celebrated as the Day of Russian students since 1755, when the Moscow University was founded.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism - Conversion of Saint Paul.
- Christian ecumenism ? Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
- Burns Night - Burns suppers are held in many parts of the world around this date. (Originated in Scotland)
- Winter-Een-Mas - celebration of videogames and the people that play them. Winter-een-mas lasts for a whole week, which is always the very last week in January, the 25th through the 31st.
- Roman Empire - second day of the Sementivae in honour of Ceres and Terra
- Eusébio : Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014).
- Shinobu Tsukasa: Japanese organized crime figure.
- Eusebio : Portuguese footballer.
- Carl Eller: American football player and sportscaster.
- Kenichi Shinoda: Japanese mob boss.
- Eugene Samuel-Holeman: Composer, dies at 78.
- Lieutenant General Rommels African corps reaches Msus
- World War II: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
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