Friday August 13, 1943

US date format: 8/13/1943, UK date format: 13/8/1943

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jean-Pierre Foucher and Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov. The Fallen Sparrow, directed by Richard Wallace, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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)
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Events

  • Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
  • WWII: Rome is declared an open city.

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The Fallen Sparrow

The Fallen Sparrow

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Starring: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison

A Lady Takes a Chance

A Lady Takes a Chance

Directed by: William A. Seiter

Starring: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers

Destroyer

Destroyer

Directed by: William A. Seiter, Ray Enright

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan

The Flemish Farm

The Flemish Farm

Directed by: Jeffrey Dell

Starring: Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter, Philip Friend

Silver Spurs

Silver Spurs

Directed by: Joseph Kane

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Smiley Burnette, John Carradine

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