Friday 20 November 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
- Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
- United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
- Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
- UNICEF - Universal Children's Day
- Vietnam - Teacher's Day (Ngay nha gi�o Vi?t Nam)
- Transgender Day of Remembrance (since 1999) 
- Joseph R Biden Jr American politician (Democrat-Senator-Delaware: Vice President 2009-).
- Norman Greenbaum in Massachusetts: USA; folk singer ("Spirit in the Sky").
- Robert Costanzo: American actor director and producer.
- Bob Einstein: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Norman Greenbaum: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Paulos Rahho: Iraqi archbishop (d. 2008)
- Meredith Monk: American composer, performer, director, vocalist, filmmaker, and choreographer.
- Paulos Faraj Rahho: Iraqi bishop (d. 2008)
- Joe Biden: American Democratic politician, a three-term Senator from Delaware. He gained a reputation as a young man on the move when he unseated incumbent Republican Senator Boggs in 1972. Election day was just weeks before he turned 30, the required minimum age. Two weeks before Biden took office, his wife and daughter were killed and his two sons injured in an auto accident on 11/1972 as they were driving home after buying a Christmas tree.
- 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
- British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya
- Hitler names Field Marshal Erich von Manstein becomes commanding
- Soviet army offensive, 1 million Russians breach German lines
- NHL abolishes regular season overtime until World War II is over.
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