Friday 13 November 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Beth Brickell in Camden and Walter Forbes.
You Were Never Lovelier, directed by William A. Seiter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase 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 November 1942 ?
- Roman festivals - Iovis epulum; feast of Feronia
- R.C. Saints - Bricius of Tours; Mother Cabrini; Saint Homobonus
- Also see November 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Beth Brickell in Camden: Arkansas, USA; actress (Gentle Ben).
- Walter Forbes: American merchandise marketer investor and CEO in charge of CUC International, a company offering over 250,000 products and services.
- John Hammond: American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Chaotic sea battle of Friday the 13th at Guadalcanal
- Minimum draft age in the USA lowered from 21 to 18.
- World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal : U.S. and Japanese ships engage in an intense, close-quarters surface naval engagement during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1942 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (Vocal Frank Sinatra & Pied Pipers)
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