Sunday 22 March 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jon Arthur English and Jorge Ben Jor.
Reap the Wild Wind, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Blessed Genta of Maaseik
- The fourth day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- World Water Day.
- Easter Sunday - 1818, 2285. In the Gregorian Calendar 22 March is the earliest date on which Easter Sunday can fall (25th April is the latest).
- Saint Octavian
- Saint Lea of Rome
- Saint Reinhilde of Ghent
- Jon Arthur English: Composer.
- Jorge Ben Jor: Brazilian musician.
- Alain Gottvallès: French swimmer, he won a gold medal at the 1962 European championship, in the 100m (freestyle).
- Jack Guittet: .
- Bernd Herzsprung: German actor.
- World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
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