Wednesday 20 May 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paula [Jill Jackson] and Jill Jackson.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Austregisilus
- Saint Lucifer
- Saint Theodore of Pavia
- Saint Bernardine of Siena
- East Timor National Day.
- Cameroon National Day.
- Saint Ivo of Chartres
- Paula [Jill Jackson]: Texas, United States -- Singer (Hey Paula).
- Jill Jackson: American singer (Paul & Paula).
- Jill "Paula" Jackson in McCamey: Texas, USA; singer (Paul and Paula - "Hey Paula").
- Raymond Chrétien: Canadian lawyer and diplomat Canadian Ambassador to the United States.
- Lynn Davies: Welsh sprinter and long jumper.
- Carlos Hathcock: American sergeant and sniper (d. 1999)
- Simon Keswick: British financier / Merchant (Hong Kong)
- US Navy 1st permitted black recruits to serve
- US Navy first permits black recruits to serve.
- The first African-American seamen are taken into the United States Navy.
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