Saturday 26 December 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Earl Cate in Fayetteville and Ernie Cate in Fayetteville.
Margin for Error, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- First day of Kwanzaa
- Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
- Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
- Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
- Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
- Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala in Kerala, India
- First day of Junkanoo street parade in the Bahamas (the second day is on the New Year's Day)
- Wren day in Ireland and the Isle of Man.
- Boxing Day in the Commonwealth of Nations.
- The first day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- St. Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, and the Republic of Ireland.
- R.C. Saints - Saint Stephen
- South Africa - Day of Goodwill, a public holiday
- Slovenia - Independence and Unity Day (1990)
- Ernie Cate in Fayetteville: Arkansas, USA; country singer/twin of Earl (Cate Brothers - "Fire on the Tracks").
- Earl Cate in Fayetteville: Arkansas, USA; country singer/twin of Ernie (Cate Brothers - "Fire on the Tracks").
- Alain Plantefol
- Vinicio Cerezo: Guatemalan politician 28th President of Guatemala.
- Catherine Coulter: American author.
- Gray Davis: American captain lawyer and politician 37th Governor of California.
- Rob de Nijs: Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window).
- Dan Massey: American activist and author (d. 2013).
- Bosinier de la Chapelle: French murderer of Admiral Darlan, executed at age 24.