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Thursday 7 May 1942

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 7, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean-Paul Alduy and Tony Auth. Down Texas Way, directed by Howard Bretherton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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What the sky looked like on 7 May 1942

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Down Texas Way

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

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

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Romance on the Range

Directed by: Joseph Kane

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

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Grand Central Murder

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

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

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Syncopation

Directed by: William Dieterle

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

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Meet the Stewarts

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: William Holden, Frances Dee, Grant Mitchell, Marjorie Gateson

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 7 May 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • USA - National Masturbation Day (Declared by Good_Vibrations_(sex_toy_business)) Now in its 11th year - [1][2][3][4][5]
  • Blessed Gisela (died 1060)
  • Saint Domitian of Huy, apostle of the Meuse valley
  • Bulgaria - Radio and Television Day (see above)
  • Russia - Radio Day (commemorating the work of Alexander Popov)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Felix Paul von Weingartner: Austria conductor/composer, dies at age 79.
  • Felix Weingartner: Austrian-Hungarian conductor and composer who conducted the Royal Symphony in Berlin from 1891-1907, also performed in posts in Munich, Darmstadt and the Vienna Conservatory.
Facts:
  • Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
  • Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
  • (1135 hours) Torpedo planes from US carrier Yorktown put five torpedoes into Japanese carrier Shoho, sinking it.
  • During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shoho. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 07, 1942 - Geocentric view

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