Saturday 5 September 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Eduardo Mata in Mexico City and Denise Fabre.
Across the Pacific, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Eduardo Mata in Mexico City: Mexico; conductor (Improvisaciones).
- Denise Fabre: French television personality, best known for her role as an in-vision continuity announcer.
- Werner Herzog: German actor director producer and screenwriter.
- Eduardo Mata: Mexican conductor, dies in air crash at age 52.
- Francois de Labouchere: French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Liberation.
- Battle at Alam Halfa ends
- British and US bomb Le Havre and Bremen
- World War II: Japanese high command orders withdrawal at Milne Bay, first Japanese defeat in the Pacific War.
- The Jews of Wolbrom, Poland were rounded up by the Germans and their collaborators. What was once a flourishing community suddenly ceased to exist. On One Clear Day: The Story of the Jewish Community of Wolbrom Before, During and After the Holocaust
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