Sunday 28 June 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include "Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani and Jim Kolbe.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Feast of St Irenaeus of Lyon
- Vidovdan, Orthodox religious holiday commemorating St. Vitus
- National Handshake Day
- "Chris" Martin Thembisile Hani: Secretary General (South Africa Communist Party).
- Jim Kolbe: (Rep-R-Arizona, 1985- ).
- Sjoukje Dijkstra: Holland, Netherlands -- Figure skater (1964 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- David Miner: American guitarist and record producer.
- David Kopay: American football player and author.
- Rupert Sheldrake: British scientist, a holistic biologist and philosopher of science; the author of numerous books such as "Dogs that Know When their Owners are Coming Home" and "Other Unexplained Powers of Animals," 1999, "The Evolutionary Mind," 1998, "The Presence of the Past," 1988, and "A New Science of Life," 1981.
- Chris Hani: South African politician, leader of the South African Communist Party (d. 1993)
- Hans-Joachim Walde: German decathlete (d. 2013)
- Frank Zane: American bodybuilder and actor
- Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York).
- Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue
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