Thursday 8 October 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francis Christian and Stanley Bates.
The Glass Key, directed by Stuart Heisler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Francis Christian: American ecclesiastic, ordained to the priesthood on 6/29/1968.
- Stanley Bates: English actor and screenwriter.
- Sergei Chaplygin: Soviet engineer (Born 1869).
- Fight at Matanikau, Guadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)
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