Letters, Jan. 5, 1942

Cover Jinx


TIME cover jinx still seems to be working. Latest casualties: Husband Kimmel, Fedor von Bock.

J. F. R.

Washington, D.C.

> TIME'S "cover jinx" has sometimes appeared to work on sports figures but not on others. Franklin Roosevelt, who has appeared on TIME'S cover six times (including this week) since 1923 has, apparently, never felt it. No jinx operated on Admiral Kimmel or General von Bock: the Admiral was placed on the cover after the news of Pearl Harbor arrived; of the General TIME said in its cover story, "when a list...

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