Tuesday 31 August 1943
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Bilger and Jim Byrnes.
Sahara, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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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
- Philippe Bilger: French magistrate, General Counsel, who remained in the service of justice for almost forty years, known for being in charge of the Court of Assize in the Paris Court of Appeal.
- Jim Byrnes: American film writer and producer of the TV long-running hit series "Gunsmoke.
- Thierry Jordan: French clergyman and archbishop of Reims.
- Leonid Ivashov: Russian general.
- 1st battle of Essex / new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
- Japanse occupiers intern Jewish Congregation of Sorabajo
- The USS Harmon, the first U.S. Navy ship to be named for an African-American, is commissioned.
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