MAJOR HAPPENINGS
The first all -U.S. bombing raid is made on German positions in France.
The Germans, having made major gains in Russia, now launch their massive assault on Stalingrad, intending to complete their conquest of Russia.
U.S. forces land on Guadalcanal and in the Solomons in the Pacific
SPORTING EVENTS
THE FIRST Female SKATER to complete the Double Lutz in official competition - Barbara Ann Scott

Roger Hornsby Is named to baseball Hall of Fame. St.Louis beats New York 4 games to 1 to win the World Series.
2:04.2 was the winning time for Shut Out to win the Kentucky Derby.
Redskins defeat Bears 14-6 for football title.
Stanford defeats Dartmouth to win the N.C.A.A. Championship game
Groucho Marx
Why, I'd horse-whip you if I had a horse.

Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?

Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
Spinning World
Presents....the year
1942 

Secretary: 'It must be hard to lose your mother-in-law.' W.C: 'Yes it is, very hard. It's almost impossible.'

I'm free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

(epitaph) All things considered. I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

ENTERTAINMENT
Plays:Arsenic and Old Lace, Hold On To Your Hats, The Doctor's Dilemma, Blithe Spirit, Macbeth, Banjo Eyes, My Sister Eileen,Watch On The Rhine, Private Lives, Without Love
HIT SONGS
Serenade in Blue - Glen Miller  Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey  Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser  Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James  White Christmas - Bing Crosby  Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman  Blues in the Night - Woody Herman  A String of Pearls - Glenn Miller
TOP MOVIES
Mrs. Miniver - Casablanca - To Be or Not To Be - Road to Morocco - Yankee Doodle Dandy - Cat People - The Magnificent Ambersons

FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN THIS YEAR
Werner Herzog, German motion-picture director       Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor       Jimi Hendrix
Tammy Wynette       Penny Marshall       Annette Funicello      Jerry Garcia [Grateful Dead]
AVERAGE SALARY
$1,231.00
HOUSE PRICE
$7,573.00
AUTO PRICE
$1,100.00
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