Friday 16 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 16, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ronald Paquin and Jim Leach.
George Washington Slept Here, directed by William Keighley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Ronald Paquin: American ecclesiastic, a Reverend father in the Roman Catholic church.
- Penny Marshall: Actress.
- Jim Leach: Politician.
- James A. Leach: Politician.
- Dave Lovelady: Rocker.
- Kerry Kelly: American noted family, the daughter of dancer Gene Kelly and his wife, Betsy Boyer ]..
- Aaron Copland / de Milles ballet Rodeo, premieres in New York City
- National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services.
- Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta, India.
- A hurricane and flood in Bombay kill 40,000.
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