Thursday 23 October 1941
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Demure and Joseph DiMaggio.
How Green Was My Valley, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
- Jean-Paul Demure: French writer, a novelist and screenwriter specializing in crime fiction.
- Joseph DiMaggio: American noted family member, his parents are renowned baseball player Joe DiMaggio and his first wife, actress Dorothy Arnold.
- Mel Winkler: American actor.
- Igor Smirnov: Moldovan engineer and politician 1st President of Transnistria.
- World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia of German forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
- RKO Radio Pictures releases Disney's animated feature film Dumbo to theaters in the USA.
- Walt Disney's animated film ''Dumbo'' is released.
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