Friday 14 May 1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alan B Mollohan American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia and Dereck "Lek" Leckenby in Leeds.
Action in the North Atlantic, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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- St. Carthach the Younger
- DubsDay in Dublin Ireland (14th of May in 2006).
- Mother's Day in various countries (second Sunday of May in 2006).
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut, or Israeli Independence Day. The observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Paraguay - Flag Day.
- St. Maria Dominic Mazzarello
- St. Just
- St. Engelmer
- St. Vincent of Lerins
- St. Victor and Corona
- St. Boniface of Tarsus
- St. Michael Garicoits
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: St. Matthias (Apostle)
- St. Engelmund
- Alan B Mollohan American politician (Representative-Democrat-West Virginia: 1983-).
- Dereck "Lek" Leckenby in Leeds: England; guitarist (Herman's Hermits - "There's a Kind of Hush", "Mrs.
- Jack Bruce in Lanarkshire: Scotland; bassist (Cream - "White Room").
- Elizabeth Ray in Marshall: North Carolina, USA; congressman Wilbur Mills' lover.
- Olafur Ragnar Grimsson: President of Iceland.
- Jack Bruce: Scottish musician, bass player and songwriter, singer with the group Cream. He formed a trio in 1966 with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker; the group disbanded in 1968. Bruce is known for his instrumental brilliance. His solo career continued into the '90s with over a dozen albums to his credit, including "A Question of Time."
- Jean-Paul Gobel: French Catholic Archbishop, a former apostolic nuncio (ambassador of the Holy See) in different countries.
- Manuel Urtain:
- L Desautels: Canadian accountant and civil servant
- Derek Leckenby: British guitarist (Herman's Hermits) (Born 1943)
- Ólafur Grímsson: Icelandic academic and politician 5th President of Iceland
- Richard Peto: English statistician and epidemiologist
- Elizabeth Ray: American secretary and model
- A Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.
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