Saturday October 03, 1942
US date format: 10/3/1942, UK date format: 3/10/1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 3, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Alan Rachins and Steve Sabol.
Eyes in the Night, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 03, 1942?
- 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.