Monday May 04, 1942

US date format: 5/4/1942, UK date format: 4/5/1942

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Nickolas Ashford and Ronnie Bond. Romance on the Range, directed by Joseph Kane, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • Food 1st rationed in US
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)
  • Battle of Coral Sea begins (first sea battle fought solely in air).
  • Food first rationed in US during war.
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Romance on the Range

Romance on the Range

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally Payne, Linda Hayes

Down Texas Way

Down Texas Way

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

Starring: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Luana Walters

Grand Central Murder

Grand Central Murder

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Van Heflin, Patricia Dane, Cecilia Parker, Virginia Grey

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan

Syncopation

Syncopation

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

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