Sunday 2 August 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Leo Beenhakker and Jean-Pierre Le Goff.
Holiday Inn, directed by Mark Sandrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1942 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Leo Beenhakker: Dutch soccer trainer.
- Jean-Pierre Le Goff: French writer.
- Isabel Allende: Chilean author.
- Juan Formell: Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player (Los Van Van) (d. 2014).
- Friedrich Aereboe: Dutch landlord, dies at 77.
- 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
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