Friday 23 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
I Married a Witch, directed by Rene Clair, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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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
- Douglas Dunn: Scottish poet, academic, and critic.
- Michael Crichton in the USA novelist (Andromeda Strain: Congo, Looker) (dies 2008).
- Luca Magnani: Italian noted family, the son of actress Anna Magnani.
- Michael Crichton: American writer, the author of best-selling sci-fi thrillers, many of which were made into movies.
- Bernd Erdmann: German football player and manager.
- Anita Roddick: English businesswoman and activist founded The Body Shop (d. 2007)
- 1st ships of invasion fleet to Morocco leave Norfolk
- During WWII, Britain launches major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt
- German units go through Red October-factory in Stalingrad
- World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein: : At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Axis armies from Egypt.
- All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (''Thanks for the Memory'', ''Love in Bloom'', ''Blue Hawaii'').
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