Monday 11 May 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rachel Billington and Terry McGovern in Berkley.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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- Saint Francis of Girolamo
- Saint Estella
- Holiday of the City of Miskolc (since 1992).
- Saint Odilo of Cluny
- Saint Majolus of Cluny
- Saint James Walworth
- Blessed John Rochester
- Saint Bertilla
- Saint Gengou Gangulphus
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Mamertus, first of the Ice Saints
- Roman Empire - Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Saint Gauthier of Esterp
- Rachel Billington: British author.
- Terry McGovern in Berkley: California, USA; actor (Jim - Charlie and Company, Nine Months).
- Pam Clement: British actress, best known for playing Pat Butcher in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders from 1986 until 2012, therefore becoming one of the programme's longest-serving cast members.
- Japanese troops conquer Kalewa.
- William Faulkner's collections of short stories, Go Down, Moses, is published.
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