Thursday 1 October 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Günter Wallraff.
Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Singapore - Children's Day
- Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- World Vegetarian Day
- French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
- San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
- Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
- RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
- Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
- Jean-Pierre Jabouille: French former racing driver, who was one of the last of a breed of Formula One drivers who were also engineers.
- Günter Wallraff: German writer and undercover journalist.
- Herb Fame: American singer (Peaches & Herb).
- Robert Lelièvre: French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973).
- David Stancliffe: English bishop and scholar.
- Ants Piip: Estonian lawyer and politician 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1942).
- Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
- Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, first US jet, makes maiden flight.
- First flight of the Bell XP-59 ''Aircomet''.
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