Monday January 26, 1942

US date format: 1/26/1942, UK date format: 26/1/1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 26, 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 Diana Oughton and Soad Hosny. Ride 'Em Cowboy, directed by Arthur Lubin, 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

  • Roman Empire - third day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra.
  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Timothy and Titus
  • Saint Paula
  • Polycarp
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Events

  • 1st US force in Europe during WWII go ashore in Northern Ireland
  • Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German marshal Erwin Rommel.
  • World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.

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Movies

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Ride 'Em Cowboy

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Captains of the Clouds

Captains of the Clouds

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale

Country: United States of America

Kings Row

Kings Row

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Country: United States of America

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Country: United States of America

Song of the Islands

Song of the Islands

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jack Oakie, Thomas Mitchell

TV Series

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Men at Work

Men at Work

Country: United States of America

Days to next January 26

If January 26, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 6 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 14 days.
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