Wednesday 17 June 1942
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nicola Trussardi and Mohamed ElBaradei.
Mrs. Miniver, directed by William Wyler, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Nicola Trussardi: Italian entrepreneur, a well-known designer, industrialist and creator of high fashion.
- Mohamed ElBaradei: Egyptian politician Vice President of Egypt Nobel Prize laureate.
- Doğu Perinçek: Turkish lawyer and politician.
- Roger Steffens: American actor and producer.
- Charles Fitzpatrick: Canadian lawyer and politician 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942).
- 1st WWII American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
- First World War II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast).
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