Thursday June 04, 1942

US date format: 6/4/1942, UK date format: 4/6/1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 4, 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 Gérard Trèves and Louis Reichardt. The Phantom Plainsmen, directed by John English, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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  • Feast day of St Francis Caracciolo.
  • Feast day of Saint Petrock of Cornwall.
  • United States - Pentecost in 2006
  • Hong Kong - Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989 memorial day.
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  • USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island
  • Capitol Record Company opens for business.
  • World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island by much of the Imperial Japanese navy.
  • (1700 hours) Near Midway Island, an American aerial attack by planes from the Enterprise and Yorktown against Japanese carrier Hiryu leaves it badly damaged.
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The Phantom Plainsmen

The Phantom Plainsmen

Directed by: John English

Starring: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Rufe Davis, Rudolph Anders

Lady in a Jam

Lady in a Jam

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: Irene Dunne, Patric Knowles, Ralph Bellamy, Eugene Pallette

They Raid by Night

They Raid by Night

Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet

Starring: Lyle Talbot, June Duprez, Victor Varconi, George N. Neise

They All Kissed the Bride

They All Kissed the Bride

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Mrs. Miniver

Mrs. Miniver

Directed by: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Country: United States of America

Days to next June 04

If June 04, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 2 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 21 days.

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