Wednesday 24 June 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gerhart Roth and Michele Lee in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of QuTbec
- Discovery Day in Newfoundland and Labrador (celebrating the 1497 discovery by John Cabot)
- Bannockburn Day in Scotland (see 1314 above)
- Quarter days in England
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Rahmat (Mercy) - First day of the sixth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Battle of Carabobo Day in Venezuela (1821)
- FOte nationale du QuTbec, also called St-Jean-Baptiste Day
- Day of Indian in Peru
- Original Midsummer's Eve in Finland and Sweden, although the official holiday is now moved to the nearest Friday
- St. John's Day in Estonia and Sao Joao in Porto
- Festival of San Juan observed in Bolivia and Peru
- American Radio Relay League - Field Day 2006
- Gerhart Roth: Writer.
- Michele Lee in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress/singer (Karen - Knots Landing, Love Bug).
- Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle: Chilean president.
- Dustin Gee: British TV personality and comedian who was also noted for partnering with Les Dennis.
- Michele Lee: American singer and TV actress who played Karen MacKenzie for 14 seasons in CBS's TV prime-time soap "Knots Landing.
- Alain Marquet: French jazz clarinet and saxophone player.
- Arthur Brown: English singer (Kingdom Come and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
- Eduardo Ruiz-Tagle: Chilean engineer and politician 32nd President of Chile
- Africa Corps occupy Egypt
- Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered
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