Wednesday 2 September 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Béchat and Vanna Marchi.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
- Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Sophia
- Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
- Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
- Vietnam - National Day (independence from France, 1945)
- Jean-Paul Béchat: French engineer and business executive, the CEO of Snecma then Safran until 2007.
- Vanna Marchi: Italian entrepreneur, millionaire and highly successful creator of a line of cosmetics which were publicized through a huge TV ad campaign.
- Robert Shapiro: American attorney, well liked and respected with a famous string of high-profile clients from the movie and sports industries.
- Tom Williams: Irish republican (Born 1924).
- German troops enter Stalingrad
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