Thursday 13 August 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Lee Stewart and Sheila Armstrong.
The Talk of the Town, directed by George Stevens, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- 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
- Robert Lee Stewart: Washington, DC -- Brigadier General US Army / Astronaut (STS 41B, 51J).
- Sheila Armstrong: Soprano.
- Robert L Stewart in Washington DC: USA; Brigadier General US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J).
- Robert Moore: American Ph.
- Marjorie Thurlow: American wife of a diary farmer and a heart donor.
- 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.
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