Wednesday 8 July 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Pier Celli and Phil Gramm.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
- Feast day of Saint Kilian
- Feast day of Saint Grimbald
- Pier Celli: Italian television and radio executive, named the General Manager of RAI on 2/03/1988.
- Phil Gramm: American politician and educator, a former economics professor.
- Louis Schweitzer: Swiss business executive, the CEO of Renault Automobiles which he joined in 1988.
- Paul Six: American astrologer, author of the book.
- Janice Pennington: Kansas, United States -- Playmate (May 1971) / model (Price is Right).
- Catherinus Elling: Composer, dies at 83.
- Turkish prime minister Refik Saydam died while working in office. For one day he is succeeded by Ahmet Fikri Tüzer
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