Saturday 16 May 1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Helma Esslinger and David Penry-Davey.
This Gun for Hire, directed by Frank Tuttle, 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 May 1942 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Helma Esslinger: German Beauty Queen, winner of the Miss World contest.
- David Penry-Davey: English lawyer and judge.
- Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski: Anthropologist.
- 1st transport of British / Dutch prisoners to South Burma
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