Wednesday 15 July 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Henry McCubbin and Philip R Sharp.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 July 1942 ?
- Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
- Confuflux (Discordianism)
- Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
- Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
- Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
- Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
- Botswana - President's Day
- Saint Donald's feast day
- Brazil - International Men's Day
- Henry McCubbin: MEP (Labour).
- Philip R Sharp: (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- ).
- Mil Mascaras: Mexican professional wrestler and actor.
- Vivian Jones: American activist (d. 2005).
- Mil Máscaras: Mexican wrestler and actor.
- Wenceslao Vinzons: Filipino politician and resistance leader (bayoneted to death) (Born 1910).
- 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
- Dutch Jews invoked for Labor camps
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