Friday 15 May 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Wayne England in Indianapolis and Larry Pines.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Windswept Mary by Ellen Chase was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1942 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Anthony Wayne England in Indianapolis: Indiana, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F).
- Larry Pines: American astrologer and part-time actor.
- Lois Johnson: American singer-songwriter (d. 2014).
- Jusuf Kalla: Indonesian businessman and politician 10th Vice President of Indonesia.
- Doug Lowe: Australian politician 35th Premier of Tasmania.
- K Oslin: American singer-songwriter and actress
- Gasoline 1st rationed in US (17 Eastern States)
- Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands arrests 2,000 Dutch officers
- Gasoline first rationed in US (17 Eastern States).
- World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
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