Wednesday 2 September 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Béchat and Vanna Marchi.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
- Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Sophia
- Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
- Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
- Vietnam - National Day (independence from France, 1945)
- Jean-Paul Béchat: French engineer and business executive, the CEO of Snecma then Safran until 2007.
- Vanna Marchi: Italian entrepreneur, millionaire and highly successful creator of a line of cosmetics which were publicized through a huge TV ad campaign.
- Robert Shapiro: American attorney, well liked and respected with a famous string of high-profile clients from the movie and sports industries.
- Tom Williams: Irish republican (Born 1924).
- German troops enter Stalingrad
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