Thursday 14 May 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald Mark Shapiro and Lord McAlpine.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Gerald Mark Shapiro: Composer.
- Lord McAlpine: English contractor / multi-millionaire.
- Tony Perez: Cuban baseball player.
- Byron L Dorgan American politician (Representative-Democrat-North Dakota: 1981-).
- Rudiger Vogler: German actor.
- Valeriy Brumel: Russian high jumper (d. 2003)
- Byron Dorgan: American lawyer and politician
- Prentis Hancock: Scottish actor
- Alistair McAlpine: Baron McAlpine of West Green English businessman and politician (d. 2014)
- Tony Pérez: Cuban-American baseball player and manager
- Malise Ruthven: Irish author and academic
- Rüdiger Vogler: German actor
- US Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded.
- Aaron Copland's ''Lincoln Portrait'' is performed for the first time by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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