Saturday 3 October 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Rachins .
Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 3 October 1942 ?
- Alan Rachins: American actor and screenwriter.
- FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization
- Launch of 1st A-4 / V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
- New York Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves ump Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 and suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
- Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemunde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
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