Sunday 2 August 1942US date format: 8/2/1942, UK date format: 2/8/1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Isabel Allende and Roland Agret.
Wake Island, directed by John Farrow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1942 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Isabel Allende: Chilean author.
- Roland Agret
- Bob Netolicky
- Jerry Garcia: Musician.
- Juan Formell: Cuban singer-songwriter and bass player...
- Friedrich Aereboe: Dutch landlord, dies at 77.
- 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp