Thursday 20 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hans-Joachim Klein and Isaac Hayes.
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1942 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Hans-Joachim Klein: German FR, 100m swimmer (1964 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Isaac Hayes: American musician, a black singer and the composer of the theme song from the movie "Shaft.
- Jacquelyn Mayer: American Beauty Queen who won the Miss America contest on 9/08/1962.
- Gilbert Moses: American director, talented and versatile as an actor, playwright, documentary writer, guitar player and composer.
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- Fred Norman: American baseball player
- Dim-out regulations implemented in San Francisco, California.
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