LOOK 1942

Historical Highlights of 1942 …

  • More than 120,000 Japanese and persons of Japanese ancestry living in western U.S. moved to “relocation centers,” some for the duration of the war.
  • Bing Crosby’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is a huge hit.
  • “Road to Morocco”, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour was the third of seven “Road to” movies released from 1940 to 1962.
  • Famous Births … Barbra Streisand, Harrison Ford, Jimi Hendrix.
  • Deaths … John Barrymore, George M. Cohan.
  • In the World Series the St. Louis Cardinals win over the NY Yankees (4-1).
  • A bottle of Coca Cola cost 5 cents.
  • A cyclone in Bengal Bangladesh kills 61,000.
  • Declaration of United Nations signed by 26 Allied Nations.
  • Manhattan Project started, US Army begins development of an atomic weapon.

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