Friday 22 May 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Malika A Sabirova and Pallo Jordan.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Malika A Sabirova: Russian dancer.
- Pallo Jordan: South African African National Congress member/heads (Radio Freedom).
- Calvin Simon: American rock vocalist (Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove").
- Ted Kaczynski American terrorist: known as the Unabomber.
- Ted Kaczynski: American terrorist, called the Unabomber.
- Georges Lepré: French sommelier, who was Head Sommelier and Maître d'Hôtel of the Grand Véfour (1966-1983), Director of the Crown Room (Pasadena, USA) (1983), Head Sommelier at the Ritz Hotel (1983-1993), Director of professional Studies at the Academy of Wine in Paris (1985-1993) and wine Manager at the Ritz International (1989-1993).
- Barbara Parkins: Vancouver, British Columbia -- Actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum)
- Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany and Japan
- World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
- The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
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