Sunday 11 July 1943
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Susan Seaforth Hayes in San Francisco and Oscar D'Leon.
The Falcon in Danger, directed by William Clemens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Human Comedy by William Saroyan was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 11 July 1943 ?
- Mongolia - Naadam Holiday
- Feast Day of Saint Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order)
- United States: Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven (most locations do this - get a free 7.11oz Slurpee on 7-11).
- Bonfire night in Northern Ireland, precursor to The_Twelfth
- Feast Day of Saint Olga (first Russian Saint)
- United Nations - World Population Day
- Ireland - National Day of Commemoration held on nearest Sunday to this date (see Irish calendar).
- China - China National Maritime Day
- Flanders, region in Belgium (not a public holiday) - Flemish Day (1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs)
- Susan Seaforth Hayes in San Francisco: California, USA; actress (Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless).
- Oscar D'Leon: Venezuelan musician.
- Susan Hayes: American actress who is one of daytime TV's most popular superstars, as well as being an excellent actress.
- Rolf Stommelen: .
- Oscar D'León: Venezuelan bass player (Dimensión Latina).
- Howard Gardner: American psychologist and academic
- Tom Holland: American actor director and screenwriter
- Peter Jensen: co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at age 75.
- Robert Malval: Haitian businessman and politician 5th Prime Minister of Haiti
- Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armour division in Sicily
- US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily
- US 82nd Airborne division shot at, by friendly fire in Sicily
- World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily : German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
- Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
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