Wednesday 16 June 1943
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joan Van Ark in New York City and Frederick Skau.
Spitfire, directed by Leslie Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the important events of 16 June 1943 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- Joan Van Ark in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Valene - Dallas, Knots Landing).
- Frederick Skau: American bartender, creator of the "penny jar," set up in all bars and many places of business with the slogan, "Every penny helps," for AIDS research.
- Joan Van Ark: American actress and director.
- Race riot in Beaumont Texas (two die).
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