Thursday 16 July 1942
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Desmond Dekker [Dacris] and Margaret Smith.
The Pride of the Yankees, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while Dragon Seed by Pearl S. Buck 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 16 July 1942 ?
- Botswana - President's Day (2nd day)
- Catholic - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
- Desmond Dekker [Dacris]: Jamaica -- Reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites).
- Margaret Smith: Court in Australia; tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam).
- John Purdin: American baseball player, a right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1964 to 1969.
- Margaret Court: Australian tennis player and minister.
- Frank Field: English politician.
- French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
- Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
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