Friday 7 August 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anjanette Comer in Dawson and Masa Saito.
Bambi, directed by James Algar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Anjanette Comer in Dawson: Texas, USA; actress (Baby, Lepke).
- Masa Saito: Wrestler (AWA / WWF / NJPW / CWFI).
- BJ Thomas: American singer.
- Garrison Keillor: American broadcaster, talk show host and author.
- Carlos Monzon: Argentinean boxer who became the world champion on 11/07/1970 and held the title for seven years.
- Billy Thomas: American singer of a mellow style which is suited to either formal or casual material. He came into the public view with his recording of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," which was followed by TV guest appearances.
- Caetano Veloso: Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the L
- Tobin Bell: American actor
- Carlos Monzón: Argentinian boxer and actor (d. 1995)
- Richard Sykes: British ambassador, assassinated in Holland
- B Thomas: American singer and actor
- Richard Gott: British General / Commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43.
- Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
- Transport 16 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
- World War II: the Battle of Guadalcanal begins : United States Marines initiate the first American offensive of the war with landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
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