Monday 17 August 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1942 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Muslim Magomayev: World Music Singer.
- Michel Creton: French actor and TV personality.
- Khagen Mahanta: Indian singer (d. 2014).
- Shane Porteous: Australian actor animator and screenwriter.
- 1st European bombing run undertaken by US forces
- 1st US / 8th Air Force bombs Europe
- Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under Admiral George Murray on Hornet
- U.S. Marines raid the Japanese-held Pacific island of Makin (Butaritari).
- World War II: The U.S. Eighth Air Force begins regular combat operations in Europe with an attack on the marshalling yards at Rouen-Sotteville.
- WWII: First raid by heavy bombers of U.S. Eighth Air Force against occupied France.
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