Saturday October 17, 1942
US date format: 10/17/1942, UK date format: 17/10/1942
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 17, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Gary Puckett and Jean-Pierre Dogliani.
I Married a Witch, directed by René Clair, 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 October 17, 1942?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1942?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Kay Kyser & His Orchestra - Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
- Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Manhattan Serenade