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Friday 8 May 1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Benoît Dauga and Euclid James Sherwood. 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 8 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 8 May 1942 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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Facts:
  • 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea
  • German summer offensive opens in Crimea
  • World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
  • May 9 ampndash WWII: At night, gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel. Their mutiny is crushed and 3 of them executed (the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 08, 1942 - Geocentric view

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