Saturday 31 January 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald Chanberlain and Daniela Bianchi.
Kings Row, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
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- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Gerald Chanberlain: Rocker.
- Daniela Bianchi: Italian actress, whose best known part was Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 James Bond movie From Russia with Love.
- Daniel Goeudevert: French business leader.
- Derek Jarman: British film director known for being iconoclastic and innovative.
- 62 U-boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
- World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
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