Friday February 27, 1942
US date format: 2/27/1942, UK date format: 27/2/1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 27, 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 Didier Lombard and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
The Male Animal, directed by Elliott Nugent, 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 important events of February 27, 1942?
- International Polar Bear Day.
- Saint Antigone
- Saint Leander
- First day of Maslenitsa in Russia (2006)
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- 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).
- Karel WFM Doorman: Dutch Rear Admiral (Java Sea), killed in...
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