Wednesday 1 July 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include William Carney and Genevieve Bujold.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- William Carney: (Rep-R-New York, 1979-86).
- Genevieve Bujold: Canadian actress.
- Andrae Crouch: American singer.
- Mike Malloy: American talk radio host.
- Izzat al-Douri: Iraqi field marshal and politician (d. 2015).
- Geneviève Bujold: Canadian actress
- Andraé Crouch: American singer-songwriter producer and pastor (d. 2015)
- Julia Higgins: English chemist and academic
- Peadar Mac Fhionnlaoich: Irish language writer (Born 1857).
- German troops conquer Sebastopol
- World War II: first Battle of El Alamein.
- The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of Income Tax in Australia as the State Income Tax is abolished.
- July 27 ampndash WWII: The First Battle of El Alamein.
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