Saturday 12 September 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Francois Tavenas and Jan De Vleeshouwer.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, directed by John Rawlins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Also see September 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Maryland (United States) - Defenders Day
- Cape Verde - National Day
- Ethiopia - National Revolution Day (1974)
- RC Saints - Holy Name of Mary
- Francois Tavenas: Canadian academic (d. 2004).
- Jan De Vleeshouwer: Dutch ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Capuchin monk.
- Dominique Noguez: French writer and film critic.
- Michel Drucker: French journalist and television host.
- Tomás Marco: Spanish composer.
- François Tavenas: Canadian engineer and academic (d. 2004)
- Free-Poland and Belgium asks Pope to condemn Nazi-war crimes
- World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Guadalcanal campaign. U.S. Marines protecting Henderson Field on Guadalcanal are attacked by Imperial Japanese Army forces.
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