Monday 2 November 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1942 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Shere Hite: American-German sexologist author and educator.
- Stefanie Powers in Hollywood: California, USA; actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart).
- Shere Hite in Saint Joseph: Missouri, USA; sex therapist (Hite Report).
- Stefanie Powers: American actress, an attractive, athletic leading lady of multiple Hollywood pictures from the '60s.
- Marcel Fontaine: French military man and diplomat, sent to Beirut in 1982 as Vice-Counsel.
- 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir
- Montgomery (Br) defeats Rommel (G) in battle of Alamein Egypt (WWII)
- A USAF squadron, including B-24 Liberators, intercepts many Luftwaffe patrols off the coast of Oran, Algeria.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Dearly Beloved - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
- When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
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