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Saturday 16 May 1942

US date format: 5/16/1942, UK date format: 16/5/1942

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). 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
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Country: United States

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The Falcon Takes Over

Directed by: Irving Reis

Starring: George Sanders, Lynn Bari, James Gleason, Allen Jenkins

Country: United States

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Miss Annie Rooney

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Shirley Temple, William Gargan, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

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Juke Girl

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan, Richard Whorf, George Tobias

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It Happened in Flatbush

Directed by: Ray McCarey

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis, Sara Allgood, William Frawley

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1942 ?

  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st transport of British / Dutch prisoners to South Burma

Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1942 - Geocentric view

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