Saturday 1 August 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jerry Garcia and Giancarlo Giannini.
Holiday Inn, directed by Mark Sandrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Jerry Garcia: American musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, and popular leader of the top rock group "The Grateful Dead.
- Giancarlo Giannini: Italian sad eyed actor, the tragicomic protagonist of many Wertmuller films.
- Jacques Leibowitch
- Gilbert Roseau
- Jerry Garcia in San Francisco: California, USA; rocker (Grateful Dead - "Uncle Joe's Band").
- Andre Gagnon: French Canadian pianist and composer.
- Adriano Sofri: Italian homicide accomplice, a member of a political group, Lotta Continua, who were implicated in an assassination.
- Deurne soccer team forms
- German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
- Race riots in Harlem, New York
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