Thursday 13 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 13, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Georges Carnus and Robert L Moore.
The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1942 ?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Georges Carnus
- Robert L Moore
- Sheila Armstrong: Soprano.
- Robert L Stewart in Washington DC: USA; Brigadier General US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J).
- Martin Seligman: Psychologist.
- Marjorie Thurlow: American wife of a diary farmer and a heart donor.
- Robert Moore: American Ph.
- Robert Lee Stewart: Washington, DC -- Brigadier General US Army / Astronaut (STS 41B, 51J).
- RKO Radio Pictures premieres the Disney film Bambi in the US at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
- World War II: in Washington, DC, six German would-be saboteurs (Operation Pastorius) are executed.