Sunday 14 February 1943, Valentine's Day
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ischa Meijer and Robert J Murphy Jr in Brooklyn.
Journey Into Fear, directed by Norman Foster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while The Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Ischa Meijer: Journalist / critic / actor (Boezemvriend).
- Robert J Murphy Jr in Brooklyn: New York, USA; PGA golfer (1968 Philadelphia Classic).
- Eric Anderson in Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania, USA; singer ("Avalanche", "Be True to You").
- Barbara Clow: American astrologer, researcher and author on Chiron.
- Eric Andersen: American singer-songwriter.
- Maceo Parker: American saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic The J.B.'s and The Horny Horns)
- Aaron Russo: American director and producer (d. 2007)
- German offensive through de Faid pass in Tunisia.
- Soviets recapture Rostov.
- Rostov-na-Donu, Russia is liberated.
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