Monday 14 September 1942
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Juillet and Kuldar Sink.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, directed by John Rawlins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Drivin' Woman by Elizabeth Pickett was one of the best selling books.
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- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Alain Juillet
- Kuldar Sink: Composer.
- Oliver Eugene Lake: Composer.
- Henri Arino: French military officer, counter admiral (rear admiral) in the navy.
- Suzan Carson: American serial killer convicted with her partner Michael Bear Carson for three murders between 1982 and 1983 in California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Oliver Lake: American saxophonist flute player and composer (World Saxophone Quartet).
- Roger Lyons: English union leader.
- Bernard MacLaverty: Irish author playwright and screenwriter.
- ES Gosney: American eugenicist (Born 1855).
- German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
- Yanks clinch pennant #13
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