Monday 31 August 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Isao Aoki and Carole Wells in Shreveport.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Isao Aoki: Abiko Chiba, Japan -- PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open).
- Carole Wells in Shreveport: Louisiana, USA; actress (Pistols n Petticoats).
- Christopher Morgan: American TV producer who was nominated for an Emmy for "Police Story," at the awards ceremony in Santa Monica, CA on 5/19/1975.
- Daniel Percheron: French politician who has served in the Senate of France, representing the Pas-de-Calais department, since 1983.
- Von Bismarck: German major General, (Africa Corps), dies in battle.
- Battle at Alam Halfa: German and Italians assault
- U-boats sunk this month 108 ships (544,000 ton)
- A general strike is launched in Luxembourg to protest against forced conscription.
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