Sunday April 05, 1942

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

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 5, 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 Peter Greenaway and Pascal Couchepin. Kid Glove Killer, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of April 05, 1942?


  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
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  • World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy launches a carrier-based air attack on Colombo, Ceylon during the Indian Ocean Raid. Port and civilian facilities are damaged and the Royal Navy cruisers HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire are sunk southwest of the island.

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Kid Glove Killer

Kid Glove Killer

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Back-Room Boy

Back-Room Boy

Directed by: Herbert Mason

Starring: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Googie Withers

Ship Ahoy

Ship Ahoy

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr, Virginia O'Brien

Un pilota ritorna

Un pilota ritorna

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Massimo Girotti, Michela Belmonte, Gaetano Masier, Elvira Betrone

My Favorite Blonde

My Favorite Blonde

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

Starring: Bob Hope, Madeleine Carroll, Gale Sondergaard, George Zucco

Days to next April 05

If April 05, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 4 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.

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