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Tuesday 15 September 1942

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Rolim Amaro and Jiabao Wen. The Major and the Minor, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Movies

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The Major and the Minor

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson

Country: United States

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Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers

Country: United States

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Across the Pacific

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet

Country: United States

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A Yank at Eton

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter

Country: United States

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The Talk of the Town

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Bulgaria - The first day of school.
  • Japan - Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, Respect for the Aged Day is held on the third Monday of September.
  • The United Kingdom - the British commemorate the Battle of Britain on the day of the last massive Luftwaffe attack in 1940.
  • Also see September 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Rolim Amaro: Brazilian flight commander and entrepreneur who rose from poverty to wealth.
  • Jiabao Wen
  • Laure Beauvau-Craon: French nobility, the wife of Marc, the last prince of Beauvau-Craon; and the brother of the artist, Gue de Rougemont.
  • Lee Dorman: American bass player (Iron Butterfly and Captain Beyond) (d. 2012).
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: United States -- Sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • World War II: U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Wasp is torpedoed at Guadalcanal.
  • Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD).

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