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Saturday 15 August 1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Maryse Joissains-Masini and John F. Lehman, Jr.. The Palm Beach Story, directed by Preston Sturges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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What the sky looked like on 15 August 1942

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Movies

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The Palm Beach Story

Directed by: Preston Sturges

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Country: United States

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Somewhere I'll Find You

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Country: United States

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Wake Island

Directed by: John Farrow

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Country: United States

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The Big Street

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette

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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.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Mahadev Desai: personal secretary of Mahatma Gandhi (Born1892).
Facts:
  • 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.
  • The U.S. Navy blimp ''L-8'' (Flight 101) comes ashore near San Francisco, eventually coming down in Daly City (the crew is missing).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 15, 1942 - Geocentric view

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