What the sky looked like on May 16, 1942
Get the star map showing the sky over this special date
US date format: 5/16/1942, UK date format: 16/5/1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 16, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Helma Esslinger and David Penry-Davey.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 16, 1942?