Thursday 6 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include George Jung and Byard Lancaster.
Bambi, directed by James Algar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- George Jung: American convicted drug trafficker.
- Byard Lancaster: American saxophonist and flute player (d. 2012).
- Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
- Churchill fires General Auchinlek as Middle-East Commandant
- Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands becomes the first reigning queen to address a joint session of the United States Congress.
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