Saturday August 15, 1942

US date format: 8/15/1942, UK date format: 15/8/1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Maryse Joissains-Masini and Larry Hartsell. 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

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
  • The United States 101st Airborne Division is officially activated, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.
  • World War II: Operation Pedestal : The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses.
  • Polish-Jewish teacher Janusz Korczak follows a group of Jewish children into the Treblinka death camp.
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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

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