Sunday 9 May 1943
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Manuel Perez Martinez and Chriet Titulaer.
The Ox-Bow Incident, directed by William A. Wellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1943 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Manuel Perez Martinez: Known as "El Cura Pérez" ("Pérez the Priest"), was leader of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) over three decades.
- Chriet Titulaer: Dutch astronomer and popular science and technology writer.
- Vince Cable: English economist and politician Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills.
- Anders Isaksson: Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (Born 1943).
- Colin Pillinger: English astronomer chemist and academic (d. 2014).
- Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens.
- 5th German Panser army surrenders in Tunisia.
- May 12 ampndash Japanese troops carry out the Changjiao massacre in Changjiao, Hunan, China.
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