Sunday 12 September 1943
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Maria Muldaur in Greenwich Village and Jean Klein.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
- Cape Verde - National Day
- Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
- RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
- Maria Muldaur in Greenwich Village: New York, USA; singer ("Midnight at the Oasis").
- Jean Klein: French historian of popular music, author of.
- Henri Marescaux: French inspector general of the army from 1 November 2001 to 31 October 2002.
- Michael Ondaatje: Sri Lankan-Canadian author and poet.
- Free French lands on Corsica
- German paratroopers, on orders of Adolf Hitler, seize former Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini who was being held prisoner by the government
- Waffen-SS (Skorzeny) frees Mussolini at Gran Sasso
- World War II: Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, is rescued from house arrest on the Gran Sasso in Abruzzi, by German commando forces led by Otto Skorzeny.
- WWII: German paratroopers rescue Mussolini from imprisonment, in quotOperation Oakquot.
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