Thursday 5 November 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Rognet and Art Garfunkel in New York City.
Road to Morocco, directed by David Butler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 November 1942 ?
- R.C. Saints - November 5th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Bertilia
- St. Laetus
- Pope Zachary
- St. Sylvia
- St. Magnus
- St. Galation
- St. Fibitius
- St. Felix and Eusebius
- St. Elizabeth
- St. Dominator
- Ancient Latvia - the festival Katrina
- United Kingdom and New Zealand - Guy Fawkes night (also called Bonfire night; or Fireworks night): Failure of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament in 1605 is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks.
- St. Domninus
- Richard Rognet
- Art Garfunkel in New York City: USA; singer/actor ("Sounds of Silence", "Carnal Knowledge").
- Richie Scheinblum in Bronx: New York, USA; outfielder for the Kansas City Royals (Sporting News All Star Right fielder 1972 American League).
- Pierangelo Bertoli: Italian singer-songwriter (Born 1942).
- George M Cohan: Composer, dies at 64.
- Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
- The Second Battle of El Alamein is won by the British in El Alamein, Egypt.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- When The Lights Go On Again (All Over The World) - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- Glenn Miller & His Orchestra - Dearly Beloved
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