Monday 26 January 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Diana Oughton and Soad Hosny.
Kings Row, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- 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
- Saint Alberic
- Margaret of Hungary
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day
- Uganda - Liberation Day.
- India - Republic Day - One of only three state holidays in India, celebrated with pomp and a military parade in New Delhi.
- International Customs Day.
- Australia - Australia Day.
- Diana Oughton: American revolutionary activist, a member of the 1960s groups SDS and the Weather Underground, otherwise known as The Weathermen.
- Soad Hosny
- Long Chris
- William McLennan: CEO (Central Statistical Office).
- Souad Hosni: Egyptian actress (d. 2001).
- Henry Jaglom: British-American actor and film-maker.
- Scott Glenn: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft).
- Nigel Walmsley: chairman (Carlton United Kingdom Television).
- 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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