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 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Phil Harris.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror, directed by John Rawlins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- 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.
- Independence Day from Spain (1821) for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, celebrated everywhere with marches from schoolchildren.
- In ancient Greece, the second day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the priests of Demeter declared the public start of the rites.
- In Slovakia - Holyday of the Seven sorrows of Virgin Maria
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro: United States -- Sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania).
- Phil Harris: English carpet manufacturer / multi-millionaire.
- Rolim Amaro: Brazilian flight commander and entrepreneur who rose from poverty to wealth.
- 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).
- Philip Harris: Baron Harris of Peckham English businessman and politician
- Ksenia Milicevic: French painter and architect
- Jack Singer: US war reporter (Wasp).
- 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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