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Monday 26 January 1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 26, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). 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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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Ride 'Em Cowboy

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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

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Captains of the Clouds

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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

Country: United States

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Kings Row

Directed by: Sam Wood

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

Country: United States

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Woman of the Year

Directed by: George Stevens

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

Country: United States

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Song of the Islands

Directed by: Walter Lang

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Men at Work

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 January 1942 ?

  • 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
  • Saint Alberic
Famous Birthdays:
  • 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
  • Souad Hosni: Egyptian actress (d. 2001).
  • Scott Glenn: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft).
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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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Planetary positions on January 26, 1942 - Geocentric view

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