Friday 27 February 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Charlayne Hunter-Gault in Due West and Robert H Grubbs.
49th Parallel, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
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- International Polar Bear Day.
- Saint Antigone
- Saint Leander
- First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
- Saint Honorine
- Dominican Republic - National Day.
- Bah�'f Faith - Day 2 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honour of the pagan war god Mars were held.
- Saint Gabriel of the Mother of Sorrows
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault in Due West: South Carolina, USA; news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer).
- Robert H Grubbs: American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
- Didier Lombard: French businessman.
- Jimmy Burns: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Michel Forget: Canadian actor.
- Robert Grubbs: American chemist and academic Nobel Prize laureate
- Charlayne Hunter-Gault: American journalist
- Klaus-Dieter Sieloff: German footballer (d. 2011)
- Karel WFM Doorman: Dutch Rear Admiral (Java Sea), killed in action at age 52.
- 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
- J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun.
- World War II: During the Battle of the Java Sea, an allied strike force is defeated by a Japanese task force in the Java Sea in the Dutch East Indies
- March ndash Construction begins on the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (the largest in the United States during WWII).
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