Friday August 14, 1942
US date format: 8/14/1942, UK date format: 14/8/1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 14, 1942). 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 Bertrand Collomb and Son Seals.
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..
Which were the important events of August 14, 1942?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
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- Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
- 'night'' ampndash In London, instruments detect a massive burst of cosmic rays.