Tuesday 16 June 1942
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Rostill and Giacomo Agostini in Lovere.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, 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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Which were the important events of 16 June 1942 ?
- South Africa - Youth Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
- Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
- 16 June Movement
- John Rostill: Rocker.
- Giacomo Agostini in Lovere: Italy; world motorcycle race champion.
- Giacomo Agostini: Italian motorcycle champion of the world at 350 cc, 1968-74 and 500 cc, 1966 and 1975.
- Robert Poirier: French athlete and sports leader.
- Eddie Levert: American singer-songwriter and producer (The O'Jays).
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