Wednesday 13 May 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Zbigniew Paleta and Jim Douglas.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 May 1942 ?
- Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
- Saint John the Silent
- Saint Gerald of Villamagna
- Saint Robert Bellarmine
- Saint Servatus
- Our Lady of Fatima
- Rotuma Day in Fiji.
- World Fair Trade Day (2006).
- Abbotsbury Garland Day, Dorset, England.
- Commemoration of Julian of Norwich (Anglican).
- Saint Rolanda
- Zbigniew Paleta
- Jim Douglas: Jazz guitarist.
- Vladimir A Dzhanibekov Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 27: 39, T-6, T-12, T-13).
- Leighton Gage: American author (d. 2013).
- Roger Young: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Hyam Greenbaum: Composer, dies at 41.
- Pitcher Jim Tobin belts three homeruns in a game.
- Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight.
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