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
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
  • 'night'' ampndash In London, instruments detect a massive burst of cosmic rays.

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The Palm Beach Story

The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Country: United States of America

Somewhere I'll Find You

Somewhere I'll Find You

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane

The Talk of the Town

The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States of America

Boss of Hangtown Mesa

Boss of Hangtown Mesa

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Fuzzy Knight, William Farnum, Rex Lease

Wake Island

Wake Island

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 14

If August 14, 1942 is your birthday you're 77 years, 11 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 days.
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