Tuesday July 14, 1942

US date format: 7/14/1942, UK date format: 14/7/1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Javier Solana and Ken Hutcherson. Holiday Inn, directed by Mark Sandrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 14, 1942?


  • Sweden - Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
  • France and all French dependencies - Bastille Day
  • Kiribati - Independence Day, 3rd day, not a holiday


  • 1st transport of Amsterdam Jews to Westerbork
  • Riots against Jews in Amsterdam
  • WWII: Germany introduces the Ostvolk Medal for Soviet personnel in the Wehrmacht.
  • Holocaust: By order of the Vichy France government headed by Pierre Laval, French police officers round-up 13,000–20,000 Jews and imprison them in the Winter Velodrome.
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Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Country: United States of America

Footlight Serenade

Footlight Serenade

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jane Wyman



Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor, Basil Rathbone

A Yank in Libya

A Yank in Libya

Directed by: Albert Herman

Starring: Walter Woolf King, Joan Woodbury, H.B. Warner, Harry Parke

The Pride of the Yankees

The Pride of the Yankees

Directed by: Sam Wood

Starring: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Country: United States of America

Days to next July 14

If July 14, 1942 is your birthday you're 78 years, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 2 days.

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