Saturday 24 October 1942
It was Saturday, 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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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Frank Delaney: Irish novelist, journalist and broadcaster.
- Ruthann Aron: American politician.
- Stephen Bloom: English physician and academic.
- Maggie Blye: American actress.
- Ian Collins: Australian footballer and coach.
- Don Francis: American epidemiologist and virologist
- Don Gant: American singer-songwriter and producer (The Neon Philharmonic) (d. 1987)
- Rafael Santiago: Puerto Rician politician 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)
- Fernando Vallejo: Colombian biologist and author
- 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
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