Thursday 9 July 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Hermann Burger and Paul B Henry.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Our Lady of Peace.
- Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day: Martyrdom of the B�b.
- Palau - Constitution Day.
- Argentina - Independence Day.
- Roman festival - Caprotinia, or feasts of Juno Caprotina.
- Hermann Burger: Writer.
- Paul B Henry: (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- ).
- Robert Frankel: Horse trainer.
- James McCarthy: American ecclesiastic, ordained a Roman Catholic priest on 6/01/1968 and began his ministry at St. Peter's in Monticello, moving later to St. Benedict's, a large Bronx parish, before joining the staff of Cardinal John O'Connor as secretary.
- Richard Roundtree: American black actor, a leading man of the '70s who starred in the big hit "Shaft," 1971 and its two sequels, "Shaft's Big Score," 1972 and "Shaft in Africa," 1973, spinning off into a TV series.
- Chris Turner: Australian pro astrologer from 1974; author of "The Astrology Book of Calculations," 1984.
- David Chidgey: Baron Chidgey English engineer and politician
- Edy Williams: Salt Lake City, Utah -- Actress (Dr Minx)
- Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family and 4 other Jews
- Şükrü Saracoğlu forms the new (13th) government in Turkey.
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