Friday 9 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include François Bonnemain and Jan Sharrock.
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 October 1942 ?
- François Bonnemain
- Jan Sharrock: Australian astrologer, a date-twin to writer Michael Palmer.
- Michael Stephen Palmer
- Michael Palmer: American physician, mystery writer and novelist.
- The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment.
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