Friday May 08, 1942

US date format: 5/8/1942, UK date format: 8/5/1942

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see zodiac on May 8, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Benoît Dauga and Euclid James Sherwood. Romance on the Range, directed by Joseph Kane, was one of the most viewed movie released in 1942
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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Romance on the Range

Romance on the Range

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Joseph Kane

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

Down Texas Way

Down Texas Way

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Howard Bretherton

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

Grand Central Murder

Grand Central Murder

Release year: 1942

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

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

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

Release year: 1942

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan

Syncopation

Syncopation

Release year: 1942

Directed by: William Dieterle

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

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 the US President was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 08, 1942?

On May 08, 1942 several famous people were born including, Benoît Dauga, Euclid James Sherwood, Norman Lamont.